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Old 05-31-10, 05:49 AM   #1
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Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (May 31 in 2010). Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. soldiers who died while in the military service.[1] First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War (it is celebrated near the day of reunification after the Civil War), it was expanded after World War I.
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Sometimes even cartoons can say so much in just four short panels - here's a great one about Memorial Day:

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Thanks, Dad. And, thank you to all who have served and are serving.
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thank you, mr bajadock. and everyone who died for this country and what it stands for
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Thanks to my father, my two nephews, and those who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom. Thanks to the spouses and the families that had to endure so much too.
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Despite our minor differences, we are brothers of common ground. God bless those who gave, those who support and your great country.
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A heartfelt thanks to all those brave men and women who have died to keep America free. Thank you to the families of those that died, and thanks to all the men and women currently in service.
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i lived in germany two decades ago. a good friend of mine, also a co-worker, was being visited by his in-laws. their family and mine took a road trip to belgium, and we stopped in luxembourg on the way. my friend's father in law said he'd like to see the american cemetery there, so we went. we were looking around (patton is buried there), but after a while it became evident that the old man wasn't. he was going up and down the rows. i realized he was looking for something. after 20 or 25 minutes, he stopped and stood there staring for a few minutes. then he walked over to a nearby bench, sat down, and started crying.

his 5 year old grandson didn't understand, and he said to me "grandpa looks sad. let's go cheer him up." i said "ya know, christopher, i think he just wants to be alone right now. waddaya say we try and cheer him up in a little while?" he thought that would be okay

i remember that cemetery like it was yesterday...
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