Memorial Day – First observed in 1868, was called Decoration Day. A day set aside to honor the 600,000 U.S. men and women who died in the Civil War. Millions more have served since, and many of them have made the ultimate sacrifice…


Celebrated annually in May, Memorial Day is a day known to remember those who died while serving their country in the United States Armed Forces. Many people will enjoy this day off and barbecue, go to the beach, or just relax spending the day with friends.

Whatever your decision on “how” you choose to spend Monday, May 26th – please take some time to remember, reflect, teach or discuss the historical significance attached to this day…

Traditionally on the Sunday before the Monday of the Memorial Day Observance, DH, myself, some friends and hundreds of motorcyclists converge on the Pentagon Parking Lot ready to participate in “Rolling Thunder”


I call her “Big Blue”

Rolling Thunder has grown into the worlds largest single-day motorcycle event, with riders from around the nation and even around the world. They continue to bring awareness and attention to the POW/MIA issue.

This year though, as they celebrate their 25th Anniversary I will not be riding in Rolling Thunder. Instead, the Boys and I will take it easy this weekend, and do what we do best – play, romp, eat ice cream and get dirty…


This is “the look” right before take off

We also have a few areas of therapy training to work on since becoming certified therapy dogs. I am “over the top” proud of them, but I’d like to continue practicing and reinforcing. Don’t worry – we’ll have fun with it…


Peggy Dobbins (Instructor) is telling Harley something while Leo & Wilson pose.

And after spending close to thirty years as an Army spouse, I can’t imagine ANYTHING better than sharing what we’ve learned and all this doodle love with soldiers, veterans, and their families…


 God Bless America 

Have a safe and wonderful holiday…



  • Ann Staub
    May 25, 2014

    Happy Memorial Day guys! Oh my gosh you look awesome on “Big Blue”! My dad recently got a nice motorcycle and he seems to enjoy riding it.

    • Cathy Bennett
      May 25, 2014

      Thanks Ann, Motorcycles are another passion that I have, second to Doodles of course. That’s actually how Harley got his name.

  • Emma
    May 26, 2014

    Happy Memorial Day! Mom loves hearing it called Decoration Day as it reminds her of one of her favorite people ever, her great Aunt Edith that used to tell stories about the old days, the “service”, Decoration Day. She passed on in 1983, but Mom will never ever forget her.

    • Cathy Bennett
      May 26, 2014

      Wow Emma – not many people now a days associate Memorial Day with the word Decoration Day. Your Mom’s Great Aunt Edith sounds like a very special lady indeed.

  • Kelsie
    May 26, 2014

    Happy Memorial Day! Thank you for reminding people what the day is truly about.

    • Cathy Bennett
      May 26, 2014

      Hi Kelsie – Those who’ve served in the Armed Forces deserve so much recognition for all that they did and continue to do. Take care and thanks for stopping by.

  • Jen
    May 27, 2014

    Great post and so fitting. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and Happy Memorial Day.

    • Cathy Bennett
      May 27, 2014

      Thanks Jen – Our holiday was quiet which suited me just fine, we’ve been rather busy lately. Hope yours was spectacular.

  • slimdoggy
    May 27, 2014

    Sometimes it’s good to just relax. Great sentiment for Memorial Day.

    • Cathy Bennett
      May 28, 2014

      Relaxing is our favorite thing to do sometimes Slim. Hope your holiday was paw some.

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