Further reading states..."Many people observe this holiday by visiting cemeteries and memorials. A national moment of remembrance takes place at 9 p.m. US Eastern time. Another tradition is to fly the U. S. Flag at half staff from dawn until noon local time. Volunteers place an American flag upon each grave site located in a National Cemetery. It honored the troops who fought in the war and died." Note: The red highlighted items provide further information and other interesting details. Simply click on the topic of choice.
factual information and details about Memorial day are
definitely important to know...
but for some reason today as I was designing this post
the words seemed so cold, and soul-less, and lacking in heart.
I feel the post needed some emotion...some humanity...
to properly pay tribute to those so honored on this day.
So, in that light, I decided on a personal course of action.
As I display the flag this weekend
I will mourn the great human losses suffered in the name of
I will take inventory of my blessings
cherish the richness that fills my spirit
and my life.
I will strive to have a heart full of gratitude and peace.
And, maybe, in this small individual way
I will truly honor the lives of those
who came before me and tried to make the world a better place.
Join me if you wish...
I wish you all PEACE...where ever in the world you may live.