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Monday, May 27, 2013

In Memory


Traditionally, Memorial Day is the day we appreciate those who gave their lives for the sake of this country and for freedom. The difference between Veteran's Day and Memorial Day being one honors all who served and the other honors those that lost their lives while serving.

However, I think this Memorial Day will be celebrated a little differently. Not only will we remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for freedom, but I think we will celebrate the resilient American spirit that continues despite terrorist attacks and natural disasters. We use terrible events like the Boston Marathon attack and the Moore, Oklahoma tornado to bond more closely together as a nation. We are all Americans and Americans help Americans in times of need. Whether it be planting victory gardens or buying war bonds during World War 2, or runners running straight past the finish line in the Boston Marathon to donate blood to the victims of the bombing, we unite together under one common banner.

We may not really have the appropriate words to express our gratitude to the almost 850,000 people who have lost their lives fighting for this country's freedom. So, we simply say thanks.

~April

PS: I'm having some issues with my custom domain, so the previous address (thestripedflamingoblog.com) will not work. For now, I've published to my old blogspot address until my new custom domain works. Long story...but when it's up I'll update the links in everything.

1 comment:

  1. Love this post. It is spot on. There is a resiliency to America and its people.

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