Salute to the Fallen

With this being the week leading up to Memorial Day, the topic for us a tribute to those who died in the military service, not to be confused with Veteran’s Day, where we honor all who have served in the military.

My thoughts are with all those who sacrificed everything for others.
Many gave their lives, but still walk among us.

Those we remember faced what most of us would find unimaginable, saw what many would consider unbearable, and sometimes had to do what otherwise, even to them, would be unthinkable.

And I ‘support the troops’, in every way, in very personal, in-action ways. My brother fought in Viet Nam. My second son was in fire in Iraq and Afghanistan.

This is indeed a holiday, for indeed, it is a ‘holy day’, to reflect, remember and appreciate lost lives, and may I add, sacrificed lives, lives that were killed in war, although their bodies still walk, (for the most part), and they still breathe, but their lives were lost. Most people never know just how lost.

Let us not get so caught up in the celebrations that we forget that this is a solemn remembrance of those who gave it all.

And let us not get so caught up in the celebrations that we do not our best to keep as many of our servicepeople from being among those we honor this weekend.

God bless and keep them, every one. And may those who lost their lives, find peace.


About Tonette Joyce

Tonette was a once-fledgling lyricists-bookkeeper, turned cook/baker/restaurateur and is now exploring different writing venues,(with a stage play recently completed). She has had poetry and nonfiction articles published in the last few years. Tonette has been married to her only serious boyfriend for more than thirty years and she is, as one person described her, family-oriented almost to a fault. Never mind how others have described her, she is,(shall we say), a sometime traditionalist of eclectic tastes.She has another blog : "Tonette Joyce:Food,Friends,Family" here at WordPress.She and guests share tips and recipes for easy entertaining and helps people to be ready for almost anything.
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6 Responses to Salute to the Fallen

  1. jeff7salter says:

    Well said.
    I wish more citizens thought of Memorial Day in this manner.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Patricia Kiyono says:

    Very nice tribute. Actually, the topic was “A tribute to a person of your choice” and the two people I featured on Monday are very much alive. But I agree, amidst the celebrations, parades, and festivities is a solemn purpose. Thanks for the reminder!

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    • jeff7salter says:

      quite true, Patty. And had I not [ uh ] forgotten until 12:15 a.m. on Thursday to draft my Hound Day post, I would have also featured a tribute to a person of my choice.
      But after our Wed. nite sprint, I added another 2000 wds to my WIP and totally forgot I still had a blog to write.


  3. Joselyn says:

    Very well stated!


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