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Monday, May 30, 2011

memorial day, drowning

today is memorial day
initially it was started to recognize the fallen soldiers in the civil
war on both the union and confederate sides that were
buried at the arlington national cemetery

now its used to celebrate those soldiers that have died in all wars

many people today wont think of the soldiers as they picnic and
go to the memorial day sales or start a 3 day trip or start the
summer vacation

take a moment
remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice and
remember those past and  present who have served in the

in my family
my brotherinlaws brother died flying missions for the air force
his other brother flew over 50 missions over europe during ww2
pilots could go home after 25 missions
the life expectancey was 18 missions
hes is still alive at 90

his cousin was killed flying missions over europe in ww2
his sister served in the airforce

my uncle was wounded fighting in the pacific during ww2
my dads first cousin was killed on iwo jima in ww2

those serving or served in the military are 3 brothers who
served in the air force and army and now are retired

a nephew who served in the navy on subs
a great nephew now serving in the marines and another who
has enlisted

thinking of those who made the ultimate sacrifice
those who served in the military, and those who are
serving now

makes those vacations and bbqs and sale seem not as important


this is an article on drowning that was posted by a facebook
today as many people are celebrating memorial day on lakes,
beaches and swimming pools and as people start the summer
reviewing this article may save a life from drowning

go to drowning doesnt look like drowning

thanks to sn for the article

the organicgreen doctor

1 comment:

  1. I couldn't agree more. This has always been a very special day in our families lives as we have both lost family members in the service. We have two nephews who are still serving and one of them is about to go on his second tour.
    Prayers up for those we all have lost, their families as they try to go on without them and those who continue to serve our country today.