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Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive May 2006: Memorial Day
By Mrsheidi on Sunday, May 28, 2006 - 09:46 pm:

Ok, me again. Is Memorial day harder than other days when your DH is deployed?
It's hard enough when your toddler is teething badly (a whole other story) but when you hear neighbors with their families in the backyard having fun enjoying this weekend...well, it's so hard not to be envious. It just gets lonely. (I was at a neighbor's party but Connor was in such a bad mood we had to leave within a half hour. I was SO bummed.) :( I also think he's catching up on the sleep he missed while we were in Iowa for a week.

Be thankful for your husbands, friends, and families being with you this weekend.
I put out some yellow roses today for Scott and made a red, white, and blue wreath.
I'll have to take a pic tomorrow.

Thank a veteran and their family that you know at home. The word Memorial means to preserve a memory...remember that they serve(d) our country with great sacrifice and courage.

By Cocoabutter on Sunday, May 28, 2006 - 09:58 pm:

We Remember!


By Crystal915 on Sunday, May 28, 2006 - 10:10 pm:

Happy Memorial Day!!!

By Dawnk777 on Sunday, May 28, 2006 - 10:27 pm:

Happy Memorial Day! (((HUGS))) to Heidi and Connor.

I remember spending my first Christmas alone, when I got my first adult job. My family had been up over the weekend and I was still in Marshfield, because I had to work on Christmas. I could hear the family across the hall, having so much fun on Christmas Eve and I was sitting there feeling sorry for myself, since I had never been alone on Christmas Eve before in my life! (I was 24, and still single.)

By Bea on Monday, May 29, 2006 - 12:01 am:


Today we stand up and salute all of our men and women, from the past to the present, who have served their country in the U. S. Armed Forces
and have given their lives, fighting for our freedom.

We will be eternally grateful to them and their families for all that they went through; the pain; the anguish; the separation from their loved ones. We will never forget them.

This Memorial Day and D-Day brings the realization of how much of a sacrifice was made for our freedom. Sixty years ago, thousands of our troops lost their lives during the Normandy Invasion, and tens of thousands more in the wars, conflicts and peace keeping since then. What would they have become? They could still be here today, if not for the wars. What a difference it would make in the lives of their families. But we must defend ourselves and our
country, at all costs, and the cost is very

Because of their bravery and dedication to their country, we remain a Free Nation.

This is a salute to all of them and their families.

God be with them and you today.


By Sandysmom on Monday, May 29, 2006 - 08:15 am:

Happy Memorial Day! Thank You to Scott, and also Thank You to you & Connor, because you are sacrificing for our country as well. (((hugs)))

By Pamt on Monday, May 29, 2006 - 09:29 am:

Happy Memorial Day!! (((Heidi, Connor)))

By Karen~moderator on Monday, May 29, 2006 - 10:18 am:

Yesterday, DH and I went to a local festival, mainly to hear a local cover band that we have sort of followed for years. It was 90+ degrees, and no one would get up and dance (they played outside, and people normally dance their butts off when they play), and they were really working the crowd hard, just to get applause. Lots of the crowd were older people who probably had no clue who they were, and maybe didn't like some of the music.

Well, the last song they sang before their break was The Star Spangled Banner. *THAT* really got everyone's attention. Then when they were finished, they thanked all the armed forces of our country and offered their prayers to those with family members overseas. The crowd went nuts, cheering and clapping, and I looked around to see people with tears on their faces.

DH has informed me that the South does not honor Memorial Day like the North does, so I felt really good to see this yesterday.


By Cocoabutter on Monday, May 29, 2006 - 01:25 pm:

Just happened to read this on my local news website today.

Loss of Vets a big concern

The Department of Veterans Affairs is hoping to start a new tradition. It's asking everyone take a moment of silence at 3 p.m. Monday to remember our veterans who served the country.

By Wandilu on Monday, May 29, 2006 - 02:08 pm:

Sometimes I think that the sacrifices of the wives and children of our military is taken for granted.People tend to forget what they are going through without their husband/dad. I thank all of you ladies on this board for all that you all are going through,and I hope that ya'll have people around you to help you make it through untill they get back home,where they belong !!God Bless You and Thank You !!!!!!!!!

By Latonya on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - 08:33 am:

Yesterday I couldn't bring myself to do much celebrating. My grandfather died on Oct. 6, 2005. He served in the Korean War and July 4, 2005 we had a brick put in a memorial for War Veterans. I am so glad I had that done and that he lived long enough to be at the ceremony. So yesterday just before dark, I went there because when he died he donated his body to the University of Florida for research so there is no grave to visit. That little brick is all I have. I put 2 red roses on his brick and cried for awhile and talked him for awhile. I miss him too much to celebrate. I know he was a hero at least to me he was and still is. Even in his death he is giving to other people by letting them use him for research because even if they can help one person by what he gave them it is all worth it. I am sorry for rambling on about this. I know there are alot of other families who have lost people in this war and I pray for them all and for the families who have loved ones still over there waiting on them to come home. I pray for their safe return home and I am so sorry for those who had to spend that holiday without there husbands or wives or fathers or mothers. HUGS to you all!!! I just had a very hard time with it yesterday. I know I should be celebrating his life instead of greiving his death on a day like yesterday and I tried but I miss him. I would never wish him back here because he was so sick and I would never want him back in that pain for my own selfish needs. I just sometimes wish I could have one more talk with him like it was before he got sick. Thank you for listening. I know I don't post much but I do read just about everything on here and I pray for the ones who need prayers. I just have to do this at work and I don't want anymore trouble here than I already have (another long story). Again {{{HUGS}}} to all who have lost loved ones in war or who have loved ones over there fighting still. I pray for their safe return.

By Cat on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - 09:18 am:

{{{{{Heidi and Connor}}}}} We were so lucky to have very good friends that included the boys and me in everything while dh was in Saudi several years ago. It still felt weird, though, kwim? Lots more hugs to you both. :)

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