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Memorial Day

Vet Day 2   Today, in the U.S., we celebrate Memorial Day, a day to remember and recognize all who have served in the armed forces and given their lives.

Wherever you are in the world take a moment and give thanks for all those who served and are serving in the armed forces.  

To my family members, friends who served here, in Canada or the U.K., my heartfelt thanks and appreciation.

As always; to the WWII, Korean War, and Viet Nam vets I worked with as a volunteer in a VA hospital, THANK YOU, you will never be forgotten.  To Carl, hope you and yours are well and enjoying life.

Jay

Today

   Today, let us take time to offer a prayer for the four, including our Ambassador to Libya, who were killed at U.S. Embassy in LibyaIt is a sad and disturbing  that this event took place on Sept. 11To the Libyan people who helped lead our embassy workers to safety and those who were wounded in this rescue, my heartfelt thanks.

No matter what country we reside let us offer a prayer of protection for our fellow countrymen and women who are in service as diplomats and in the military.

We seek to achieve harmony between all people, nations and religious beliefs.  Hatred, anger, savage violence is not an answer but destroyers of what we call humanity. 

As we encounter disharmony in life, let us be the bringer of  harmony and understanding to ourselves and our world.  

May God Bless You with understanding, tolerance and above all, harmony with self and life. 

Jay

Memorial Day

Memorial Day brings back many memories from my childhood; my parents and uncles served in WWII and my grandfathers in WWI; it was therefore with reverence that the day was celebrated. My mother would tell a story about a parade that was held in her hometown with a very old Civil War vet riding in a car and everyone cheering him.

Growing up we called today, Decoration Day. The Saturday before Decoration Day the Boy Scout troop I was with would place flags on the graves of all who served at the local cemetery, as well as on Veteran’s Day.

On Decoration Day our town honored our fallen heroes and those who were serving in the military with a parade. All the local school bands, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, VFW members, and a variety of other groups participated in honoring our men and women. Speeches were delivered by our veteran’s one of whom lost both legs in Korea and was a local politician, state, county, and local dignitaries.

On a personal note, I volunteered at our VA Hospital and lo those many years ago I met a young man who lost both legs in Viet Nam. To Carl, wherever you are, thank you. I truly hope you achieved the goals that we spoke of during your recovery.

On this Memorial Day remember to say a prayer of thanks for all who served/serving in the military past and present.

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