Monday, May 25, 2009
EMPS#39 -- Memorial Day
Carly of the blog Ellipsis wanted to know today what we did on our Memorial Day. As I had already taken flowers to the cemetery for Steve's and his parents' graves, the day was one of quiet reflection for me. I spent a good part of it in this recliner (when I wasn't upstairs in my office, on my computer).
On the news, I saw a lot about the military and parades honoring our soldiers, plus flags at the national cemeteries. I got a picture of a replay of the space shuttle Atlantis going up on its last mission on the NASA Channel, which I think is one of the brave things that people in our country do.
I would have had other pictures of military scenes from the TV except my battery went dead during the news and wasn't charged until afterwards.
For extra credit, we can write about what Memorial Day means to us personally. I am mostly touched by the loss of those near and dear to me. I am unable to put flowers on my parents' graves as they are in Utah, but I have thought about them. As a member of a pacifist church, I am not strongly militant but I have my own thoughts and beliefs and I do very much appreciate those in the military as well as civilians who died for our freedom.
To see links to others who are participating, go to Carly's blog as linked in the first sentence. This week's bloggers will be commenting on her blog.