Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day 2015 | The Cost of Freedom


Why is it that over time so many things lose their meaning? Memorial Day, like many other holidays, has been reduced to a long weekend of bar-b-ques, camping, and swimming.

Here is the real meaning of this special holiday.

        Me·mo·ri·al Day 
        noun 
        a day on which those who died in active military service are remembered. 

My family took the drive to Fort Snelling National Cemetery today. As my husband introduced our son to his grandpa Goers for the first time, not only did my heart ache that my son will not physically meet his grandfather, and my husband won’t get to put his son into his father’s arms, but how many others were at the same place, feeling the same pain, at the same time.

We also made a stop to visit my grandpa Paulus. While most children don’t know their great-grandparents, I will always share the stories with my son of being at Balsam Lake with my grandpa and our very special Christmas Eve celebrations with our family.

Today we remember and honor the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. Take some time to remember the brave men and women who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. And if you see a vet today, make sure to thank them for their service.

“The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.” – John F. Kennedy








10 comments:

  1. Beautiful work - these photos are very sweet!

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  2. Very sweet & touching! As a (ret) military wife, mother, daughter and grand daughter...I appreciate you teaching these things to your son :)

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    1. Thank you! Thank your hubby for his service!

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  3. So true! As a military spouse I am always surprised at the amount of people that treat it like Veteran's day!

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    1. Thank you! And thank your spouse for their service!

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  4. These are precious! What great memories for you and your family!

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