Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day 2015

Memorial Day is a day to honor those who have fallen in the service of our country - our war dead. It is a day of reverence and respect rather than one of celebration.


At Arlington National Cemetery, where so many of our veterans have been laid to rest, the 3rd US Infantry Regiment (Old Guard) honors our fallen heroes by placing American flags at their grave sites.


This tradition is known as "Flags In".


The soldiers place small American flags one foot in front and centered before each veteran's grave marker.


Please remember to take time today to honor our fallen.  

"Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends."
John 15:13

God bless our fallen veterans and comfort their families. We will never forget you!

On behalf of all of us at Ao4 Headquarters,
Cammie and Mags

Photos courtesy of the 3rd Infantry Regiment, the US Army, and Arlington National Cemetery.

11 comments:

  1. You captured the spirit of the day perfectly. Thank you.

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  2. Beautiful post A04.

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  3. Very beautiful.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

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  4. Have a happy Memorial Day
    Lily & Edward

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  5. This is a beautiful post. Thank you and Happy Memorial Day


    Anne and Sasha

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  6. What a lovely tribute---thank you for posting this!

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  7. that was the perfect way to remember

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  8. A perfect post! Thank you!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  9. These national cemeteries are beautiful but shockingly sad to see.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  10. wonderful post, we remember

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  11. Your Memorial Day posts are always so very moving and memorable.
    Blessings,
    Dory, Jakey, Arty and Bilbo
    (and Mama Beth too)

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