Sunday, May 24, 2009

{memorial day revisited}

Chari, at Happy to Design, has started a new meme in which bloggers can repost and share a favorite post of their past.
I thought it only befitting to repost my MEMORIAL DAY Tribute from last year.
May GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS, past and present!
~~~

...a time to honor those who lost their lives, while serving in our armed forces.

Thank you, just doesn't seem adequate for such a noble and gallant sacrifice, so that I can be free as I am today, as my children are...as we all are!

Seven of my uncles, and my paternal grandad, did not die in combat, but served their country proudly. My paternal grandmother was a "Rosie Riveter," during WWII, leaving North Carolina, to work in California.

My father-in-law, Bill enlisted in the Coast Guard as a young man, during Vietnam. Besides his two children and four grand-children, he considered serving his country his greatest endeavor. He served twelve years, four of them in active duty. Until the day he died, at 64 years old, he still walked the "soldier's walk," with the click of his heel.

I've often thought, how frightening it must have been for Bill, a country boy from rural North Carolina, who was one of two boys, whose mother sheltered them with her care. ...cooking for them three times a day, and taking care of all their needs. How did it feel to report to duty that very first day, in a foreign environment, where the future seemed so uncertain? But he was eager and ready to go!

So, to all the brave heroes that serve(d) America well, I pay this tribute of respect to you and your families...

"A Hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself."
~ Joseph Campbell



Wishing you all a good and safe Memorial Day Weekend!
...and if you happen to be a spouse, child, or mother of someone who has served....Thank you!
~With all due respect, Rhonda
Posted by Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda at 1:28 AM ~May 24, 2008

8 comments:

Happy To Be said...

Wonderful post my friend...May you have a great Memorial day weekend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Rhondi, this is a beautiful and thoughtful post. Happy Sunday Favorites.

Barb

Dixie said...

A perfect revisit to a perfect post...

Chari said...

Hi Rhonda...

So happy to have you join in with the fun of Sunday Favorites today, my friend!!!

You couldn't have chosen a more appropriate post...a revisit from last year's Memorial Day! My goodness, you have a long line of family members that have served our great country! And while "Thank you's" really aren't enough...it's a great start! I thank all of your family members...all who have sacraficed and served our country so that we could enjoy and live freely!!!

Wonderful tribute to all of your family who served so faithfully!

I hope that you're having a blessed and safe Memorial Day weekend, my friend!

Chari

ceekay said...

Wonderful post Rhonda...have a great, fun and safe Memorial Day!

Lynn said...

Very nice Memorial Day tribute. I love the blue and green dotty birdhouses!
And congratulations to your daughter.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

So glad you re-posted this. It's beautiful! My husband served in Viet Nam, and of course, those servicemen got very little in the way of thanks. Hopefully,we have learned that, no matter what our feelings are about a war, the men and women who are serving our country deserve our thanks and respect. laurie

onlymehere said...

I was just thinking about you. We have a Cruise-In every fourth of July weekend with tons and tons of old cars. Larry and I were talking about going and I was wishing you and Kevin were here to go too!! I know you love old cars. This is why we bought a PT Cruiser, it looks like the older cars, LOL!! Have a great day friend! Cindy