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Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day 2008

Today is Memorial Day here in the United States. The fourth Monday in May is set aside for us to honor our fallen service members. Originally called Decoration Day, this was a day on which flags and flowers were placed on the graves of soldiers who died in the American Civil War; today we remember all service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

For an incredible tribute to some of our heroes, we invite you to visit this post on Black Five's blog.

Please take time today to remember and honor those who have died in the service of our nation.

The Army of Four


  1. We're glad you included the link today to the post on Black Five. Jan's brothers are all Vietnam vets so she added that video as a separate post to honor them. We would have left a comment to thank Black Five for their Memorial Day posts but we're not signed up with them.

    The CB has declared this a weekend of hugs in memory of Bonnie Underfoot who died the other day. So we send all of you {{{{HUGS}}}} from all of us.

  2. My mom loves that video. It makes her cry though. Go check out our blog. It was a nice article that a soldier wrote.

  3. We read Peanuts' post before we came here, and now understand a bit about your memorial day.

    Each country has different days and ways of remembering their people. For us the same weekend is a (religious) bank holiday. Our remembrance days are different. But the sentiments aren't.

    We will take some time to remember those who died for your country - and still do.


  4. Good job.

    Forget Sit and Stay Gang

  5. Wooos & arooos - a great post!
    Thanks for visiting our blg today too - we've added a special note about "meeting some of the dog currently serving in Afganistan & Iraq", too!

    Star & Jack-a-roo

  6. Very well done!
    We visited Momma B's daddy. He was in the Army for a long time. We thanked him with pizza and soda - and cake! Today is his
    84th birthday

  7. Hooooaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh!!!! Hey check out our blog we did a Memorial Day post for the War Dogs!
    China & Madie

  8. What a great posting! Happy Memorial day!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  9. Thanks for the great post. Today we remember all of our soldiers and our Pop Pop who died 2 years ago, who flew in many dangerous WWII missions.

  10. Hi friends,

    Mona here. Just stopping by to let you know that me and th Mommy went to visit Roxie and Sammy & they are going to be OK.

    We took lots of videos & pictures if you'd like to come over and check the walking wounded out just like the Mommy had to do.

    Love ya....Mona

  11. Great video -- Mom knew the song but never saw the video before. Made her remember her former neighbor's son who didn't come home in '68, and the wounded vet she used to work with...


  12. My mom's uncle (father's brother) died on Okinawa on May 9, 1945, shot in the head by a sniper. My grandpa and his other brother both came home on stretchers.

    We know the feeling.

    Love and Koobuss Kisses,

  13. This is certainly a great day for us to remember those who have not only given the ultimate sacrifice, but served us all so that we can continue to celebrate our freedom. They are ALL special to us!


  14. we took a couple of moments today for sure. we also grilled hot dogs, which is very American, we think?

  15. A cemetary in town had Memorial Day services for pets who have gone on.

    The shelter where the Human Assistant volunteers was involved. People took current pets to the services.

    This is also the cemetary where the H.A.'s dad is buried. He was a WWII vet who came home.

    The ceremonies probably helped people who had lost pets. But H.A. thought it just didn't seem like the right thing for the day.

    It's a day for the brave who heard the call, followed an ideal, and gave their lives.

    "Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have?

    "Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God!

    "I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!"

    -- Patrick Henry