Monday, May 30, 2011

Never Forget..............................

I want to wish everyone a Happy Memorial Day. I can't believe the month is almost over. I can't believe last monday was my birthday and the week flew by! But anyhoo, today is an extra special day too. A day of remembering and memorializing. Nowadays the younger generations have forgotten the true meaning of today. To them it is considered "the first day of summer vacation" and pool parties, barbeques, and maybe see a parade. They might even shoot fireworks. Today is not about that. Today is the day to remember all the men and women in the military who lost their lives fighting for this country. They forget that the reason for them to live freely the way they do is because of the sacrifice of all those men and women. It is that sacrifice that allows us Americans to have freedom and rights. Today is a day to honor all those lost men and women.

I hope you all will take the time out of your day to watch a parade, and go to your local Memorial Day Services, usually done by veterans of the American Legion. I usually go to 2 services but this morning around 5 am I fell, like I need more pain. So that has slowed me down more. So I will miss the service by my Legion Post this year. I will go to the one in town though, closer that the Legion service. This year is extra special. I will be releasing a big red balloon in memory of 2 fallen sailors I was stationed with. It is the 20th anniversary of their deaths this year. I will release the balloon during taps.

To honor all the men and women who lost their lives while serving in the military, I created this layout in memory of them. The photos on the layouts were taken from a trip to Washington DC. The photos are of the Vietnam Women's Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial, Korean War Memorial, and Iwo Jima Memorial.

"Never Forget" by Sharon Hill
Never Forget Layout

For my final word today, I want to remind everyone to stop what you are doing at 3 pm for a moment of silence.

In Memory Of
DKSN Young Sept. 17, 1991
BM1 Shannon Nov. 16, 1991
USS Monongahela AO-178

It may be 20 years, but your memories
live on with all of us who served with
you both.

HT2 Sharon Hill
USS Monongahela AO-178
US Navy Apr 88 - Apr 92
USNR Apr 92 - Mar 96

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