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sgluckadoo

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Memorial day plans? traditions?
« on: May 17, 2012, 07:54:11 pm »
What are your plans for memorial day weekend?
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Re: Memorial day plans? traditions?
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2012, 08:12:19 pm »
I have to work the whole weekend. Friends usually barbecue Memorial day, but I'll probably miss that this year

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Re: Memorial day plans? traditions?
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2012, 08:41:33 pm »
Nothing much.  I don't have to work but I'm thinking of picking up a shift because I'd get time and 1/2.

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Re: Memorial day plans? traditions?
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2012, 09:35:36 pm »
I have to work the whole weekend. Friends usually barbecue Memorial day, but I'll probably miss that this year

well that is too bad, maybe they can save you a plate!
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Re: Memorial day plans? traditions?
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2012, 10:00:51 pm »
There's a military cemetary nearby, (not Arlington), that I will go alone to just as I do every year.  There's no barbeque, maybe a few families of the honored dead spread out among the silent gravestones.  Staying clear of those families out of respect for their privacy, my slow walk down the rows will take me across the grass before the names of the fallen.  Each and every name that is passed is read and though I cannot remember them all by dusk, they are acknowledged and honored for their service and their sacrifice.  Every last one of them. As the sun sets, I'll turn to leave but, not before standing briefly to attention and presenting arms; a silent salute is offered in deepest respect.
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Re: Memorial day plans? traditions?
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2012, 02:58:56 am »
Probably a bbq and the parade with the kids...

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Re: Memorial day plans? traditions?
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2012, 06:32:48 pm »
My daughter gets to march in a parade with her pre-school. I am so excited for her!!

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Re: Memorial day plans? traditions?
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2012, 06:35:22 pm »
Well my dad always have a bbq on Memorial day.

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Re: Memorial day plans? traditions?
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2012, 06:54:06 pm »
"Formerly known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the fallen Union soldiers of the Civil War. Southern ladies organizations and southern school children had decorated Confederate graves during the Civil War, but each region had its own date. By the 20th century Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died in all wars. Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces."

Nothing, however stops anyone from having a barbeque or, just relaxing on a three-day weekend.

'There's a military cemetary nearby, (not Arlington), that I will go alone to just as I do every year.  There's no barbeque, maybe a few families of the honored dead spread out among the silent gravestones.  Staying clear of those families out of respect for their privacy, my slow walk down the rows will take me across the grass before the names of the fallen.  Each and every name that is passed is read and though I cannot remember them all by dusk, they are acknowledged and honored for their service and their sacrifice.  Every last one of them. As the sun sets, I'll turn to leave but, not before standing briefly to attention and presenting arms; a silent salute is offered in deepest respect.' -- falcon9
One can lead a horse to water however, if one holds the horse's head under, that horse will drown.

             

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Re: Memorial day plans? traditions?
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2012, 09:07:12 pm »
Well nothing too big, but I am not sure what my plans will be as of yet; I might not do anything this year for Memorial Day.
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Re: Memorial day plans? traditions?
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2012, 02:06:38 am »
Its a family tradition to visit the cemetery and have a cookout afterwards. This give everyone an opportunity to catch up on things and to have a good time doing it.

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Re: Memorial day plans? traditions?
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2012, 03:38:47 am »
We are going up to the cabin. Can't wait.

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Re: Memorial day plans? traditions?
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2012, 05:12:56 am »
There's a military cemetary nearby, (not Arlington), that I will go alone to just as I do every year.  There's no barbeque, maybe a few families of the honored dead spread out among the silent gravestones.  Staying clear of those families out of respect for their privacy, my slow walk down the rows will take me across the grass before the names of the fallen.  Each and every name that is passed is read and though I cannot remember them all by dusk, they are acknowledged and honored for their service and their sacrifice.  Every last one of them. As the sun sets, I'll turn to leave but, not before standing briefly to attention and presenting arms; a silent salute is offered in deepest respect.

Just wanted you to know that reading your post touched my heart this morning, thank you for sharing and thank you for your care and honor. It seems to me that not enough people take the time to do so.  ;)

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Re: Memorial day plans? traditions?
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2012, 05:39:26 am »
Well I plan on having family and friends for a real nice BBQ.

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Re: Memorial day plans? traditions?
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2012, 05:52:24 am »
Just as I do every year - attend the Indy 500!!

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