Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day

Oh Beautiful
For Heroes Proved 


 In Liberating Strife  

 Who more than self
their country loved

And mercy more than life

America America

May God thy gold refine

'till all success be nobleness

And every gain divine.

Picture 1: Civil War Graves
Picture 2: WWI memorial
Picture 3: WWII Memorial
Picture 4: Korean War Memorial
Picture 5: Vietnam War Memorial
Highland Park, Rochester NY
Picture 6: Persian Gulf War grave plaque
Picture 7: Soldier Caskets, Dover AFB
Dover, DE

Text: America The Beautiful
Katherine Lee Bates

22 comments:

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

what a lovely memorial day post! you kitties get extra treats for that one! run tell the food lady i said so!

smiles, auntie bee
xoxoxoxoxoxooxoxxo

The Island Cats said...

Happy Memorial Day!!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Happy Memorial Day.

Katnip Lounge said...

Happy Memorial Day, a wonderful tribute to those who gave their lives for us.

Sunny,Scooter(sometimes Jamie) said...

U Meezers made mom tear up . That was a beautiful post. Thanks for being a member of "a grateful nation". And remembering. Not everyone does. This is a subject very close to our momma's heart. She has lots of relatives in National cemetaries, but the ones closest to her heart are her Mom and Daddy, together at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetary in San Antonio,TX. Thanks.
Now Mom is gonna get a Kleenex.
Hugs to the Meezers AND billy Sweet Feets!
Sunny,Scooter&Jamie
ps If you take a look at Momma's Memorial day post, you will see where she is getting the phrase" a grateful nation"
ps 2 Thanks for remembering the "forgotton war" Korea. Used to irritate my mom.
Now my son, in the Army, is in S Korea, orders to come home July 8 and N Korea is acting up. Gee.
I wrote a novella, instead of a comment. Sorry!
Hugs to all of you and the mom lady too
Sunny,Scooter&Jamie, the mom lady

Khyra, Khousin Merdie, And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Thanks fur sharing...

Especially #7...

Well pawed fur khats...

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra & Khousin Merdie
PeeEssWoo: Did The Aliens next door help?

Jacqueline said...

A lovely memorial tribute to those brave souls who have served us so well, fighting for our freedom and our rights...This post is wonderful...Happy Memorial Day sweet handsome boys...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Scout 'n Freyja said...

God bless America
God bless our Troops

Eric and Flynn said...

This is a lovely Memorial post.
It is not Memorial Day in the UK, but we remember those who served our countries in the wars.

The Paw Relations said...

Happy Memorial Day!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

What a wonderful tribute today!

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!

LOVE, uSSSSS

The Creek Cats said...

Happy Memorial Day, furiends!

chezcat1970 said...

That was lovely..we have goosebumps over here! Happy Memorial Day!

ABBY said...

Booteefull!!!

purrs and nosekisses to my darling sweet Sammy
from your adorin tiny tuxie princess
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥

Harry Spotter said...

What a touching tribute, Happy Memorial Day to you too.

Kat's Kats said...

beautiful...and quite fitting

Ayla and Iza, said...

That was... wonderful!

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Purrs to those who gave all in the service of their country.
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Furkidsmom said...

What a great Memorial Day tribute. We hope you had a good one.

Happy Memorial Day!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

cclark0412 said...

Wonderful post!!

Happy Memorial Day!!

~Nico & JayJay :)

Skittles, The Huntress said...

That was beautiful!

Luv,
Skittles, Duchess, and The Blurpy

TK and Squashies said...

We sorry we missed dis on the day. Is a beautiful tribute for to our soldier on memorial day!

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