Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Memorial Day 2006

I never said HappyMemorial Day, so here I am a day late. I had to work this year and couldn't make it to any parades or ceremonies. -As is evident from the photos below, the Cuddy's did make it to a barbecue, and that does seem to be one of the things so commonly associated with Memorial Day today. Of course that's nice, and we had a good time, but I want to make a point not to forget the purpose of the day. It's weird. I say "Happy" Memorial Day, but when I think of the day's meaning, "happy" doesn't seem appropriate. I think of Memorial Day as an important day of solumn reflection and appreciation for everyone who has died for our country, in wars and otherwise. I also think of all those who have fought and are fighting for our country, regardless of whether they did or will make it home. I especially think of family members who have fought in wars past, and when I think of them (particularly my father and uncle -and my grandfathers) I think of the things they saw, what they risked, and the courage they must have had. I also think of how it must have been to watch their fellow soldiers die. Most of those I know who did fight do not discuss it much (though my uncle did write this book), but I know they don't ever forget. Today (yesterday) I think of them (you), and I say a prayer. Let's never forget.


Afshan said...

Hey lady so glad you're back to doing what you love to do - creating beautiful things :) The things you've knitted and pictured on this blog look so pretty.

love and miss ya!

SJ said...

Thanks Girlie! Miss you LOTS.