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We celebrate Memorial Day here in the US this weekend. The origins of this holiday stem from the American Civil War (1861 – 1865), and the practice of families of the time in visiting the graves of fallen loved ones and decorating them. In its earliest form the commemoration was called Decoration Day. Today it is a day of remembrance for all those that died in our nation’s service.
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Becky and I went out to a restaurant today to celebrate her birthday. Our waitress was a young lady—maybe twenty or twenty-one years old — whose Marine husband is scheduled to return from Afghanistan in three weeks. During the course of the meal she returned to our table and was obviously upset. Her husband had texted her to say that he was safe, but a friend of theirs serving with him had just been killed.
Remember those that have fallen.

Photos are my own

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inkyD says:
A wonderful tribute page superbly scrapped Mike. The verse and your narrative about the waitress are a poignant reminder of our indebtedness to those who fought for our respective countries in yesteryears and those who fight today and the tomorrows yet to come. An excellent page of remembrance!
May 29, 2012
sugarpops says:
Gorgeous tribute page Mike xxxx
May 29, 2012
zanthia says:
beautiful tribute page!!
May 29, 2012
debra 112233 says:
Fantastic page and that poor young waitress having such sad news and having to worry about her husband. We do tend to forget in our everyday life about the people who fight for our countries today and yesterdays gone by. Your page is a wonderful memorial page.
May 28, 2012
Xguern66 says:
Fantastic tribute page Mike.
May 27, 2012
Grandma M says:
stunning memorial page but a sad story in your comment xx
May 27, 2012
valrushton says:
Wonderful tribute page!
May 27, 2012
Crowdfollower says:
Wonderful tribute page - those words are so powerful and your page compliments so well - we all have cause to be grateful to those who fought for their countries in the various wars - love your tribute x
May 27, 2012
China Doll says:
Mike, this is an amazing page for Memorial Day. But when you added the waitress' story--Wow. My son-in-law was supposed to go there this past Dec but his unit was reassigned. Chill bumps!
May 27, 2012
Grandma G says:
Great page Mike...super...!! xx
May 27, 2012
   
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