Monday, May 29, 2017

God Bless You This Memorial Day

Today we remember all those who died while serving in our country's armed forces. Enjoy these thoughts from our contributing authors. And please, share your thoughts, memories and experiences with us in the comments! God bless you all this Memorial Day! ~ Jill Kemerer, today's moderator

Photo courtesy of Unsplash. No attribution required, but thank you to Jp Valery for sharing your talents.

A ‘thank you’ never seems enough to say. Your sacrifices bless me today, and will continue to bless me and many others forever. ~ Katy Lee 

Today, I’m remembering with heartfelt gratitude our
military heroes who paid the ultimate sacrifice so this great
country of ours could remain "the land of the free and the home
of the brave." 
Wishing abundant blessings to our entire blog community on this
special day of commemoration and sending a huge shout out to all
those in uniform. Thank you for your service to our country. God
bless you and God bless the USA! ~ Debby Giusti
Memorial Day is a time we take to honor and remember the people who have died in service of our country. I want to thank every one who has but especially my brother, father and father-in-law. You all are special to me. Without our veterans, we would not have the freedom we have in the United States. Thank you. ~ Margaret Daley

I am ever grateful to those who gave their lives for our freedom. May we never forget their sacrifice. ~ Louise M. Gouge 

Thank you, Louise M. Gouge, for sharing this photo of W. D. Jacobs, U. S. Navy, c. 1919. (All rights belong to Louise M. Gouge.)

God bless our country and all who serve. Freedom is paid for with the price of blood and I hope we never forget the sacrifice our armed service and their families have paid so that we can live free. ~ Leigh Bale
Many blessings to our military, both past and present, especially those who lost their lives so that we could be free. And a special shout out to the wives, mothers, siblings and other support, without whom our military couldn't be what it is. ~ Deb Kastner

To everyone who has served in the military. There's no way we can ever repay you for all that you've done. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. ~ Mary Alford

I send my deepest thanks to those who have served our country in peace time and war time. I thank their families and the sacrifice they have made to keep our country safe and secure. May God bless them. ~ Merrillee Whren

Thank you, Merrillee Whren, for sharing this beautiful photo of your parents. They were married while her father served in the army during WWII. (Photo courtesy of Merrillee Whren.)

As we remember our loved ones who are no longer with us, let us not forget that we are immensely blessed to live in a country where fellow citizens are willing to put their lives on the line to maintain our safety and freedom. Be they military, law enforcement, firemen or emergency personnel, may their sacrifices never be forgotten. ~ Arlene James
On this day we remember those honorable men and women who have sacrificed so much to serve our country. You and your families have my deepest respect today and always. ~ Laura Scott

May we honor those who’ve sacrificed their lives for the freedom of our country. May the Lord bless those serving now and in the future. ~ Terri Reed

Thank you, to all the men, women, and their families who have made sacrifices to serve our great country. May the blessings of the Lord overtake you. Blessings. ~ Christina Rich


Do you have a Memorial Day greeting or story to share? We'd love to hear it!


  1. Perhaps it's due to our recent visit to Arlington National Cemetery, but this year, I'm touched even more deeply by the sacrifice of so many. I am proud to be a citizen of this great country, and I am so grateful that brave men and women continue to put country first as they serve our nation. May God bless our military...and may God bless the USA!

    1. I feel the same. I am so grateful for all those who serve!

  2. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I lived through the Vietnam War protests and lost a good friend to that war. I hated to see how the soldiers were treated when they came home from the war. I'm so glad we now understand how valuable our soldiers' service is to this country and others.

    1. My dad served in Vietnam and told us how charged the people at airports were when he was coming home. Makes me sad. I am very thankful for everyone in our armed forces.

    2. Jill, please thank your father for his service to our country.

  3. My mom and dad met and married during WW2 when my dad, military police, escorted POWs by train, and had a stop in Omaha.

    I am very thankful four our armed services.


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