Sunday, May 24, 2009

Memorial Day at a National Cemetery

Visiting a National Cemetery on Memorial Day is a great way to set an example to our children of honoring those who protect us. There are over 100 national cemeteries for veterans scattered across the states. In Washington State there is one in Kent, The Tahoma National Cemetery. They put out flags and have a ceremony, sometimes with a band, color guard, or choir.. We have taken our family. It is sobering to see freshly covered graves of soldiers who lost their lives in recent conflict.

To find out if there is a national Cemetery near you, check here.

If you take your children you may wish to buy a bouquet of roses or carnations that you can divide up for them to place on a grave as a thank you.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Soldier Battles Taliban in Pink Boxers

Heres a link to a story that brought a smile to my face.
When his unit came under attack a soldier went out to fight...not only in boxers but pink, "I heart NY" boxers!

I don't know what to say other than I LOVE the USA and our great defenders.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Banner of Liberty

Last fall on the anniversary of September 11th, 2001, the conservative club that my daughter belongs to made a tribute to the victims of the terrorist attacks by hanging paper flags in the high school entrance down into the commons, each bearing a victims name.


They made over 2000 flags, with names handwritten. It was a beautiful tribute.


I often wonder how people can forget these terrible events or act as if they were unimportant. It’s nice to see that they continue to affect some people in a positive way, with a desire to protect and preserve our wonderful country.



Friday, May 1, 2009

May Day

To my Scandanavian ancestors, the first of May was a day for celebrating life and renewal and the coming of spring. Girls in frilly dresses danced around the Maypole, a Queen of May was named, and an elderly neighbor might awaken to find a basket of flowers hanging on her door.
Since those lovely days, the date of May 1st has been taken over by those who would crush life rather than celebrate it, by those who desire to live off the fruits of another person's mind, and gain their comforts and desires from the sacrifices of others. It has been overrun by those who wish to punish the best and brightest, extinguish the aspirations and dreams, and claim your time and your life's work as their own simply because of their need and incompetence.

Here is my May Day prayer for you...

May no one interfere with the freedom God has given you.
May you be free to choose your own path.
May you and your loved ones enjoy the results of your labors.
May your government protect your rights rather than erode them.
May each dawn greet you with the freedom that was purchased by others at a dear price.