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Fallen comrades...

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 26 May 2014 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

"Memorial Day is a US federal holiday wherein the men and women who died while serving
in the United States Armed Forces are remembered. The holiday, which is celebrated every
year on the final Monday of May was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the
American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War.
By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while
in the military service."

January 1st is around the corner, along with an end to my daily posts, at least for now.
Dementia is so debilitating and Hubby needs more of my time.


* Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." ... <)))><
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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A touching tribute and so well presented.

26 May 2014 6:43am

Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore

Quite different from present day battles when one cannot even see his enemy.

26 May 2014 7:09am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Nice tribute !

26 May 2014 9:54am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(Old West Wales Boy), Germany

We will remember them !
We have our Rememberance day on 11th November which is Armistice day (the day WWI came to an end)
As a former member of the Armed Forces who lost friends on active Service it is a day close to my heart and we should never forget the sacrifice made and still being made by our Army,navy and Airforce.

26 May 2014 1:36pm

@Anthony Morgan Lambert: Amen, Anthony!
In the US we celebrate both. Memorial Day was originally intended as a commemoration of the death of soldiers who died in the service. The holiday was first marked in honor of the Union soldiers, although its scope was expanded after World War I to include all Americans who have died in war. Veterans Day in the United States every November 11. Interestingly enough, the holiday has its counterparts in many other parts of the world, where it is often celebrated as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day. The event commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice, which effectively put an end to World War I.

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

A touching image - I like the classic, old time feel

26 May 2014 2:59pm

Don from Spokane, United States

This is a fine image with which to commemorate this special day for those who died serving our country.

26 May 2014 3:08pm

Jeff & Pat from Pembroke Dock, United Kingdom

Lest we forget
What they were dying for
Lest we forget
What they were killing for
Lest we forget
What the hell it was for
What do we forget
When we remember...

26 May 2014 3:42pm

@Jeff & Pat: Hopefully we remember the price they paid!

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb photo and great tribute !

26 May 2014 5:02pm

Langevine from Angers, France


27 May 2014 7:23am

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great historic scene and touching tribute to those who have served!

28 May 2014 12:20am

Marym from PA, United States

Wonderful image to remember this day.

28 May 2014 10:18am