We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature--trees, flowers, grass--grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...We need silence to be able to touch souls. --Mother Teresa

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

What does Memorial Day mean to you? This morning as I was drinking my coffee in silence....and contemplating the day....I realized that I have so very much to be thankful for....and as I went to get the paper in my robe...I saw that someone had put our flags out. And that the neighbors were up and had begun to put their flags out. And I realized they all could probably see me in my winter robe (hint hint...MOM). So I went inside, got dressed in my summer uniform (black shorts, white tee) and headed out to take some pictures of flags around our community....

Flags at the cemetery.......


And I remembered that this day is to honor our people who have served our country...as well as those who have been taken from us too soon......

And those who served our country in good times and bad.....

And that life is for the living.


And for those who made my life just a little...or a lot...richer...Miss you....


For ties that bind....


For friends and neighbors.......



Who have spent their lives trying to make our community a better place....








Thanks....just sayin'.

5 comments:

Ann said...

What a great post!!
I really enjoyed.
Hope you have a great day!!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome job. Walleta

multitasking9700 said...

Way to Go my Friend ... Way to Go !!!

Hayes Family said...

That was touching....to say the least. Thanks for doing this post...I passed it along to some friends of mine, so they could enjoy it! Arica

Kate said...

Love Love Love all the pics. Wish you would have come to my house and taken a picture of our flag! My friend's little girl said "Kate needs to wash her flag mom." But really it is purposely antiqued. Super great post especially the pic of Dale's "in memory" stone at the base of the flag. But of course tears gush as I see Seth's awesome headstone. Boy do I miss that little cuz.Hard to believe it's been almost 7 years. Thank You.


Your own soul is nourished when you are kind, but you destroy yourself when you are cruel. -Proverbs 11: 17