— Some Gave All —

Young lady laying on grave of a military casualty

Today, May 29th, 2023 is Memorial Day. Remember all of those who gave the “ultimate” sacrifice to preserve Freedom. It is unfortunate this year that the sacrifice they made is being erased by power hungry psychopaths and sociopaths who want to take away the God given Freedoms we have enjoyed.

Pray for those that made that sacrifice. It is my belief that God is outside of time as we experience it and any prayer said now, He will apply it to when they died.

Memorial Day was first celebrated as Decoration Day beginning in the 1860s immediately after the American Civil War. The graves of those who died in that horrendous conflict were “decorated” with flowers or other decorations. The very first such action is attributed to freed slaves in Charleston, South Carolina. They exhumed the bodies of 257 Union Soldiers from a mass grave at the Confederate Prisoner of War Camp at Washington Race Course, gave the remains proper burials on May 1st, 1865 and decorated the graves with flowers. The holiday became more formal on May 5th, 1868 when General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic (an organization of Civil War veterans), made a proclamation to celebrate Decoration Day on May 3oth of each year. The transition from Decoration Day to Memorial Day began in 1882. It was not until 1967 that it officially became Memorial Day by the passing of a Federal law. The celebration moved to the last Monday in May upon the passing of the Uniform Monday Holiday Act in June 1968.

Some more images for you to give thought to on Memorial Day:

A drawing of period helmets on the primary rifle in a boot from WW I through the Afghanistan Conflict with the number of American Military casualties.
Casualties being transported on a C-130.
Casualties being transported on a C-130.
A warrior's son at the funeral of his father.

Nicholas Weichel, son of Rhode Island National Guard Sgt. Dennis Weichel, Jr., who was killed in Afghanistan.

"I really, miss you, I promise I will protect my sisters, Hope and Madison, like yu told me to.  You are my hero.  I know you are in heaven watching over me." -- Nicholas

Not all heroes are human.

God Bless Military Dogs!

An Air Force Tech Sgt. kissing the head of a decease military dog.

And sometimes that loyal companion that is left behind morns the loss.

Dog lying in front of the casket of Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson.
The funeral of Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson

This song is from the 2000s, written by Dustin Evans during the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. However, it is still applicable and dedicated to those on active duty who are watching over us.

Please on Memorial Day take time to remember and pray for those military people who died in the line of duty whether it was in a conflict or training, for their sacrifice was just as great in either situation.


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2 Responses to — Some Gave All —

  1. Old NFO says:

    Never forget them. Too many gone way too soon. May they rest in peace.

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