Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day 2011

Today is Memorial Day here in the US. On Armed Forces Day, we honor all members of our military, past and present. On Veteran's Day, we honor those members of our military who have served or who are serving in combat. Today, we remember our war dead.

Yesterday, we went to nearby Fort Riley. One of the many monuments there honors those who deployed from Fort Riley to fight in the War on Terrorism.

DSCN1574 Monument

The towers are inscribed with the names of Fort Riley's fallen soldiers and this tribute:

DSCN1576 Monument

The base of the monument is a pentagon and bears this plaque:

IMG_0670 Monument

Today, we honor our fallen veterans. May God bless their souls and comfort their families.  We will not forget you!

With great respect,
Zim, Dave, and our bipeds

19 comments:

  1. Well pawed. We will never forget our heroes. Thank you; a very thoughtful post.

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  2. Well Said.

    God bless our heroes that have fallen and those that stand for us now.

    Bert

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  3. What a beautiful monument and poem. I've never read it. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Excellent. We've got our flag flying (in the snow - but it's an all-weather flag, so it's OK) in memory of our war dead. Mom will also light a candle tonight for all the 'Unknown Soldiers' as well as the POW/MIAs who have never returned to us. Our debt to the fallen is immeasurable.

    -Fiona and Family

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  5. God bless all our hero's. Those are beautiful monuments xx

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  6. Wonderful post!

    Hugs,

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  7. Nice! Happee Memorial Day
    Benny & Lily

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  8. We will never forget! The monument in Fort Riley is beautiful!

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  9. We remember them too.

    Huffs

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  10. What a beautiful post, guys! We salute each and every one of our soldiers!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

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  11. Very nice post!
    Thank you for sharing the pics and poem with us.

    Cheers,
    Maxx and mommy

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  12. thanks for sharing! great post!

    www.twogradstudentsandapittie.blogspot.com

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  13. Truly a solemn holiday and a time to remember those who gave it their all. Lovely post!

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  14. Beautiful post! Have a wonderful Memorial Day.

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  15. That is a beautiful monument, and a wonderful post.

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  16. What a beautiful post and looks like a great place to remember our fallen heroes.

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  17. Beawootiful monument, and that poem made mom all weepy. We fly the flag in their memory.

    jack & moo

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