Saturday, May 23, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend 2009


Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service.

As we celebrate Memorial Day, flying our flag is tradition. According to the United State Flag Code, "The flag, when flown at half-staff, should be first hoisted to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff position. The flag should be again raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day. On Memorial Day the flag should be displayed at half-staff until noon only, then raised to the top of the staff."

Many Americans consider this weekend to mark the beginning of Summer; pools opening, picnic season, weekend getaways to the beach... Memorial Day weekend means so very much more. Please take a few moments to raise your flag and whisper a soft prayer for all those who have paid the ultimate price for our nation. Let us all remember those who are in a land on the other side of the world, protecting our freedoms so that we may go to the beach, attend a picnic and enjoy another Summer season.

(Please Pause the Playlist on the Right Sidebar)

16 comments:

Debra said...

Dear Jesus, please bless our dear fallen troops. Thank you for them and provide their families with great healing and comfort. This is my prayer.

MightyMom said...

well said.

amen

USA_Admiral said...

Very nicely done!

May I use the picture, because it is one of the more moving ones I have seen.

Donna said...

Thank you for this beautiful reminder.

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

Well said and proof positive that a picture is worth a thousand words Airman Mom.
Please comment me with your address.....I promise not to publish it. I want to send you a very tiny sometning I spied that made me think of you as soon as I saw it.........
You're just a blessing gal :)

Steady On
Reggie Girl

coffeypot said...

A lot of truth in that song, AM. Thanks for posting it.

AirmanMom said...

debra...amen!

AirmanMom said...

mightymom...thanks for stopping by!

AirmanMom said...

usa admiral...I thank you for your service. Please take the picture and share it with others!

AirmanMom said...

donna...I thank you for taking the time to stop by!

AirmanMom said...

reggie girl...thank you for stopping by! e-mail me at t20837atyahoodotcom and I will e-mail you back with my address! You are so very thoughtful!

AirmanMom said...

coffeypot...I'm glad you enjoyed the song, it is most appropriate for this weekend. Thanks for stopping by!

Flag Gazer said...

Wonderful YouTube - thank you for posting it.

This weekend is the second since jor dear friends gave the ultimate sacrifice. Remembering SGT James Craig and SGT Eddie Jeffers this weekend, along with the thousands of men and women who have given everything for us.

AirmanMom said...

flag gazer...the special hheroes in your life will be lifted in my prayers as well as the many who have passed before them!

Mary said...

AM,

Thanks for versing me in the US flag etiquette for flying the flag at half mast.

Am thinking of those who have gone before to ensure our freedom.

Blessings,
Mary

AirmanMom said...

mary...I enjoy sharing new found knowledge! Thanks for stopping by!