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Memorial Day 2009

Honoring the memory of every single man and woman who made the supreme sacrifice for our freedom and defending the Constitution of the United States of America.  God bless them all in glory and may we never forget them or take for granted what they have all done for us... HoosierArmyMom

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Memorial Day


May 22, 2009 - Posted by | Commentaries, In the News, Our Military | ,


  1. And I’m proud to be an American,where at least I know I’m free.
    And I won’t forget the men who died,who gave that right to me.

    ~Lee Greenwood

    Comment by Mustang | May 22, 2009

  2. Great quote Mustang. Thank you for the comment.

    Comment by hoosierarmymom | May 22, 2009

  3. http://lawandorderteacher.blogspot.com/

    Check out Law and Order Teacher’s terrific Memorial Day piece at the above address…especially the last few lines; I think you’ll really appreciate that!
    As for Mustang’s quote from the Greenwood song, I’ve taught some preschoolers that chorus and you can’t BELIEVE how LOUD they love to sing it, pumping their arms in the air when we continue with “And I want to STAND UP next to you and defend her still today..” THRILLING! “get them while they’re young!” heh

    Have a wonderful weekend..and thanks for all you do for America. z

    Comment by z | May 23, 2009

  4. Amen to this posting!

    As of yesterday, “Flags In” was completed at Arlington National Cemetery. I occasionally go there during the Memorial Day Weekend. I can’t think of many sights more moving than those rows upon rows of headstones with a flag on every single one, no matter the soldier’s rank.

    Comment by Always On Watch | May 23, 2009

  5. Very nice tribute HAM. A thank you goes to all the families who live the sacrifice of having their loved ones in the services too.


    Comment by Leslie | May 23, 2009

  6. Oh Z, little children are so full of love and zeal, you are right, teach them young!!!

    I usually post on Arlington at Christmas. The man who provides the beautiful wreaths is a saint in my book and the view is stunning. I imagine the flags are a sight to see as well.

    Thank you Leslie. So many don’t think about the families who stand in support of our heroes and bear the loss when one falls.

    Comment by hoosierarmymom | May 24, 2009

  7. ArmyMom, I tried to respond via email to your TAG but it came back…:-(
    I’ll get on it next week and I thank you (i think!?)

    have a super Monday!

    Comment by z | May 25, 2009

  8. Funny, I said the same thing to Stogie!!! It was fun… kinda. I’ll email you again and make sure you have the email address right… that’s weird. LOL!!!

    Comment by hoosierarmymom | May 25, 2009

  9. I am about to make a comment that is a little bit of a distance from this but not too far. Being from the south, we have Confederate Memorial Day and it’s always been celebrated in the Southern states and in some areas similar to re-enacting battles. Here’s some irony for you. A particular group of people complained and took our flag away from us 5 years ago because they said the confederate emblem was offensive. Today, this same group of people along with all bank workers and all government employees get the day off with pay in honor of Confederate Memorial Day. Burns me up! Their ancestors are buried in confederate cemeteries too and many fought voluntarily.

    Comment by Andrea Lyle | June 4, 2009

  10. Man do I understand exactly what you are saying. I could cite numerous things that I find to be the “left re-writing history”, but I will leave it at this. The Civil War was not fought to “free the slaves”. It was fought over the principal that the federal government was NEVER meant to exert so much power over the individual states. That was the core of the conflict, the slavery issue was just one of many issues during that time. Lincoln changed the who preface of the Civil War when he wrote the emancipation. It merely meant that the slaves, as property of the southerns, would become property of the Union when a southern state was controlled by Union troops. If the emancipation had “freed the slaves” as some suggest, Kentucky would not have continued with owning slaves for several years after the Civil War ended. Very few of those who fought and died for the Confederate States were slave holders. They fought because Lincoln raised an army to invade their home states and suspended habeaus corpus in order to hold southern citizens in jail in the north, indefinitely, without trial. JMHO… I had two great, great grandfathers who fought for the CSA in the west and never held a slave.

    Comment by hoosierarmymom | June 4, 2009

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