Remember Them and Salute Them This Memorial Day

Remember Them and Salute Them This Memorial Day

Every year on Memorial Day, I give a few moments of my time to say the names of some of my brothers and sisters who have passed from this earth – either on the battlefield or elsewhere – and remember their sacrifices. I remember my former company commander who perished in a tragic accident. I remember the Command Sgt. Major who died on my last deployment. I remember the friend with whom I was stationed for several years, who took his own life a few years ago.

The Individual Stories Of Memorial Day

The Individual Stories Of Memorial Day

Memorial Day is the day where we, as a nation, stop and pause to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice: their lives for our freedoms.

When America’s Pastime Produced America’s Heroes

When America’s Pastime Produced America’s Heroes

Memorial Day should be a day that contains some reflection and sense of loss. Even though we are constantly inundated with “Memorial Day Sales” and “your best…

Why Red Poppies on Memorial Day?

Why Red Poppies on Memorial Day?

You may see them in front of your supermarket or at a small town parade, elderly men and women handing out red paper poppies. I strongly suspect…

Remember the Fallen

Remember the Fallen

Some years ago, I stepped off an ugly yellow school bus onto a covered patio at Ft. Jackson, carrying two large duffel bags and wearing my first…

Seven Memorial Day Songs To Honor and Remember

Seven Memorial Day Songs To Honor and Remember

Memorial Day is not Veterans Day. Veterans Day is observed on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month and commemorates the signing of…

Memorial Day, 82nd Airborne Division and Run for the Wall

Memorial Day, 82nd Airborne Division and Run for the Wall

Some days, it just feels like the United States of America is over. We can’t agree on anything. We hate each other. We, on the right and…

#MemorialDay: Paying Respects To Our Honored Dead [VIDEO]

#MemorialDay: Paying Respects To Our Honored Dead [VIDEO]

Today is the day when every American should stop and pay their respects to our honored dead, whether in thought or in deed. At Arlington National Cemetery,…

Shameful: Memorial in Venice CA Remembering Vietnam MIAs Defaced [VIDEO]

Shameful: Memorial in Venice CA Remembering Vietnam MIAs Defaced [VIDEO]

We at Victory Girls know that Memorial Day is not really about the start of the summer season, vacations, and barbecues. We use this weekend to remember those…

PacSun Pulls Upside Down Flag T-Shirt After Outcry

These clothing retailers never seem to learn. Just recently, Under Armour got castigated for using imagery similar to the Marines raising the flag on Iwo Jima on…

#GoSilent: Honoring Those Who Gave All on Memorial Day

Despite what store sales, advertisements, and the Democrats have said, this day is not about getting the lowest prices or barbecues. It’s about remembering those who died…

What “the Fallen” Really Means

We hear it every year:  Memorial Day is for remembering the fallen.  This is a concept that we know and hold sacred.  Certainly we remember that they…

“They hover as a cloud of witnesses above this Nation”

I’m not worthy to write about Memorial Day. I haven’t the slightest clue what going into battle means.  I don’t know the first thing about that kind of…

1st Lt. Travis Manion and Lt. Brendan Looney are “Brothers Forever” – and Weekend Links

In 2004, Travis Manion and his roommate and best friend, Brendan Looney, had just graduated from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. The wars in Iraq…

Remembering the Fallen: Giving their last full measure of devotion

The price paid for freedom in blood and treasure is high and painful. But the return is priceless: freedom to live and thrive and pursue happiness as…

Remembering Our Fallen

My husband and I just got home from visiting our hometown of Jacksonville, Florida. Often, on federal holidays, Camp Lejeune gives Marines and sailors a 96 —…

Freedom: Priceless

MEMORIAL DAY 2011 solemn. poignant. somehow fitting. the irish brigade memorial at gettysburg an excerpt from the Gettysburg Address: “The brave men, living and dead, who struggled…

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