MEMORIAL DAY

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Memorial Day Weekend – three days right before the official month of Summer where people enjoy life to the fullest.

Some will swim…

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A few will explore the beauty of this country…

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While others may travel…

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Yet, let us not forget this three-day weekend is about so much more than picnics, pools and parades.

Memorial Day is a day to remember those who served in the armed forces and paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

Harley speaks for all of us here in Doodleville barking out a “thank you” to so many…

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A MEMORIAL DAY POEM

(by Debbie)

Today we honor all of you,

Who served your country with pride,

You risked your life for all of us,

As you fought side by side…

Photo courtesy of Kelly Kamiya

Photo courtesy of Kelly Kamiya

Your strength and courage always showed,

No matter what the danger might be,

And you did all of this,

So that we could be free…

Photo courtesy of Kelly Kamiya

Photo courtesy of Kelly Kamiya

Thank you for what you’ve done,

And now we will all pray,

For each and everyone of you,

On this Memorial Day…

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Photo courtesy of crosscards.com

Whatever you do today, bark out a “thank you” to those who gave so much…

I am joining the Monday Mischief blog hop brought to you by Alfie’s BlogSnoopy’s Dog BlogMy Brown Newfies. The Hop that wraps up the weekend.

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20 Comments
  • Taryn
    May 25, 2015

    Beautiful post!

    • Cathy Bennett
      May 25, 2015

      Awhhh, thanks Taryn. We appreciate you – love having you here in Doodleville too! 🙂

  • Earl Lover
    May 25, 2015

    Looks fun! Have a fab time, as it looks as though you sure will!

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    • Cathy Bennett
      May 25, 2015

      We’re going to hang out around the house today Earl, not going anywhere, just some family time.

  • Sand Spring Chesapeakes
    May 25, 2015

    Thank you for this beautiful post. Happy Memorial Day.

    • Cathy Bennett
      May 25, 2015

      You’re welcome JoAnn, let us all remember and honor those who served.

  • Emma
    May 25, 2015

    Nice job, Harley. Happy Memorial Day. PS…you should put your behind on the seat of the chair, it is more comfy than the armrest.

    • Cathy Bennett
      May 25, 2015

      Thanks Emma – I too wish Harley would sit in the chair like a normal Doodle. Fact is, I don’t think his tush can fit BOL 🙂 Enjoy your Memorial Day, remember those who served…

  • slimdoggy
    May 25, 2015

    Hope you and yours have a happy memorial day.

    • Cathy Bennett
      May 25, 2015

      Back atcha Slim – break a leg at BP – I had to abort my plans to come this year. It sucks, but couldn’t be avoided.

  • Rama's Mama
    May 25, 2015

    Beautiful. <3

    • Cathy Bennett
      May 25, 2015

      Thanks! How’s the pups doing?

  • Talent Hounds
    May 25, 2015

    Truly a great post, those black and white photos are beautiful! Looks like you guys had a great long weekend.
    Happy Memorial Day 🙂

    • Cathy Bennett
      May 25, 2015

      Thanks Talent Hounds. I used those B&W photos from a friend of ours. He is actually the man in the photos. Great solider, wonderful friend. Have a great day today also.

  • Caren Gittleman
    May 25, 2015

    supremely touching and beautiful. Happy Memorial Day!

    • Cathy Bennett
      May 25, 2015

      Thank you Caren – I wish you a great day as well.

  • Barbara Rivers
    May 25, 2015

    We barked.
    Hope your pack had a peaceful Memorial Day.

    • Cathy Bennett
      May 25, 2015

      Hey Barbara, it was uneventful which always works for me! We barked too!

  • Denise Gruzensky
    May 25, 2015

    I love your post, fun mixed with the seriousness of the day by way of beautiful pictures and poem!

    • Cathy Bennett
      May 25, 2015

      That’s so sweet Denise, thank you. I wanted to try and capture the essence of the meaning, yet not forget how people enjoy the extra day off. Take care and please come back and visit us again.

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