History Nugget: Why is there a Memorial Day?

Ever wonder why there is a Memorial Day.  Well, read and thank Mary Logan… a woman who observed, with caring and emotional eyes…first hand the devastation left on the landscape immediately following the Civil War.

Thank you Mary Logan.

 

Credit given for this fine article to Ken Zurski.

History Nugget: D-Day…Watch, listen, learn, never forget

Published on Nov 11, 2013

“British artists Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss accompanied by numerous volunteers, took to the beaches of Normandy with rakes and stencils in hand to etch 9,000 silhouettes representing fallen people into the sand. The original team consisted of 60 volunteers, but as word spread nearly 500 additional local residents arrived to help with the tribute to “The Fallen 9,000”.

Hear the bagpipes chant Amazing Grace and remember The Fallen.

Natural World Haiku: Arum-lily

Native southern africa

Calla lily pure angel

Symbol of rebirth

Haiku poem by PamelaWLucas 5/28/17

Inspirational photos taken by Fe Caces 5/17

Orange Calla lily
An orange spring beauty of gratitude

Calla lily symbolizes appreciation, admiration, passion and gratitude…So very appropriate for this Memorial Day weekend.

Brodie shares with National Pride “Flags In”

My golden retriever heart has heaps of pride for the coming Memorial Day.  American flags are already flying in my neighborhood…the red, white and blue will wave in the breeze throughout my community…store fronts, restaurants, gas stations…lining the avenues and streets with the “stars and stripes.”

Arlington National Cemetery has already put “Flags In” honoring America’s fallen heroes.  Since 1948, The Old Guard has placed American flags at gravesites…this year more than 228,000 flags.

This is quite a sight to see…I am told.  Yeah, I can’t go there…but I understand..

German shepherd service dog
German shepherd service dog

only service dogs are permitted and yes…I will respect and honor these rules.  It’s my way of showing my respect to our honored fallen heroes.  Paws up with gratitude for those who gave it all to keep us safe and free.