~~May 24, 2015~~
I feel torn on this day.
I’m not in favor of war or violence in any manner. War doesn’t lead to positive ends. There’s always a huge price to pay … be it the aggressor or the country invaded.
Yet, I worked with American veterans for many years.
That was one of my passions.
I believe in peace and other similar non-violent means to attain solutions to our world’s problems.
Yet, so many purse violence.
Today, I want to honor those who fell … who made the ultimate sacrifice. I am not saluting any country. I am saluting every individual, from any country, who has given his life in the service of others.
I wonder what for …..
Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces.
The holiday, which is observed every year on the last Monday of May, originated as Decoration Day after the American Civil War in 1868, when the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union veterans — established it as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers.
By the 20th century, competing Union and Confederate holiday traditions, celebrated on different days, had merged, and Memorial Day eventually extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season.
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Fallen Soldier Bagpipe Tribute
~~Uploaded on Oct 30, 2011~~
Going Home has become a standard bagpipe song played at funerals, both military and civilian, for years.
In fact, as we carried my own grandmum out of the funeral home to the hearse, a piper played it for her.
I’m a former soldier, and far too many of the best & brightest young people who have gone in harm’s way to protect our freedoms have paid the ultimate price for us. Not just Americans, but our allies, too.
Never forget …
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