Have a Great Memorial Day....From Bristol Tn Va!

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Have a Great Memorial Day From Bristol Tn Va

No one says things better than fellow ActiveRainer and Tennessean...Michael Thornton. He says it all in the tribute to our servicemen and women!

Thanks Michael...

 

Original content by Michael Thornton

No Greater Love...

Memorial day is a day when we celebrate and honor the lives our servicemen and women. A day to reflect those ever faithful servants that like, the faithful Shepard, Memorial Day 2011laid down their lives so that we can enjoy the freedoms that we have today. Let us remember as well, the love that these brave men and women had for each other and for us all.

Love. There are many events throughout the calendar year that focus on and are dedicated to love and loved ones. Often, when we think of these celebrations, thoughts turn towards more traditional holidays such as Valentines Day, Mother's Day, Father's day and Easter. These are holidays when we rekindle the sparks and flames of romance or reflect on the love that only a Moms and Dads can give. There are others; but to me, none speak more of love than Memorial day.

The man from Nazareth said it best, when he said, "No greater love has he, who lays down his life...". Not too much thought is given in this regard, as we pack our coolers with pop, beer and dogs and head out to a family outing or gathering with friends. Our military personnel and their immediate families live with this thought in the back of their minds, daily.

Those whom we honor today, lived, laughed and loved. They loved to do the same
Memorial Day 2011thing we do; walk in the park, play with the kids; spend time with family, cuddle with a loved one, tell stories and toast marshmallows over an open fire. They loved the simple pleasures of life. They loved. They epitomized love in its truest form - "No greater love..."

It was penned by one more gifted in words than these of your humble servant, that the eyes are the windows to the soul. Look deeply into the eyes of someone who has faithfully served this Nation and you will see eyes of love. Look into the windows whose curtains are drawn to mask the rigors and hardships of war, the pomp and circumstances of military life and the hierarchy of command. If you are lucky, and looks deep enough, you will see eyes of love that are dedicated to preserving our standards of life, liberty, and our pursuit of happiness…

Sadly, the light that once shown brightly in the eyes of our defenders has been extinguished. However; it still shines brightly as we reflect upon their acts of heroism. Kindled by the fire burning in the hearts and memories of those who knew them best, the light of the fallen illuminates the torch of freedom, that we as a Nation, hold so dear to our own breasts. Take a deep look into the eyes of someone who has served this Country, if you are lucky, you will get a glimpse into the same loving eyes of whom we respectfully honor today…

Today days post, was written in memory of Thomas, Richard, Wayne, Eddie, Wyatt, Robert and the others in my platoon who did not come home…

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Good morning, Rob. I'm honored. Thanks for the re-post. Have a great Memorial Day...

May 30, 2011 07:15 AM #1
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Thanks for sharing, Have a good Memorial day  ~Captain Wayne~

May 30, 2011 07:28 AM #2
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Hi Rob,

I told Michael he "out did himself" on this post. It sure beats my post all to heck.

This is why Active rain is so special.

Clint McKie

May 30, 2011 07:42 AM #3
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Morning Rob he does have a way with words

May 30, 2011 07:56 AM #4
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Well said. Great blog and a worthy re-blog.

May 30, 2011 07:58 AM #5
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Rob: Thanks for the repost of Michael's wonderful tribute. We take our freedom and the sacrifice of those remembered today so much for granted.

May 30, 2011 09:16 AM #6
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Hi Rob,

Thank you for the re-post! I just got back from a walk and am trying to catch up with all the wonderful posts this morning. Have a safe and Happy Memorial Day!

May 30, 2011 09:40 AM #7
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Rob, a picture is worth a 1000 words...

Very moving pictures.

Have a nice day.

May 30, 2011 09:55 AM #8
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Thanks Rob for sharing this and Happy Memorial Day to you and your family.

May 30, 2011 10:17 AM #9
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Beautiful tribute for those that have given all for our country and our freedom.

Have an outstanding Memorial Day!

Blooming for you!

May 30, 2011 11:33 AM #10
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The perfect re-blog on this Memorial Day weekend, Rob. We're headed over to Michael's blog now.

May 30, 2011 05:19 PM #11
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Howdy and evening to you Rob

Rob, this here sure was a mighty fine Memorial Day post pick to re-blog. Hope you and your family had a mighty fine and safe Memorial Day!

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

May 30, 2011 08:54 PM #12
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Hello Rob and Michael is one of my dear friends at AR just as yourself, I will have to roll over to his post and leave him a line, wonderful re-post/ re-blog ...

VB ;o)

May 31, 2011 10:05 AM #13
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Beautiful, beautiful....Rob. Last nite, my husband and I watched a true-life story of inspiration that we'd only caught partly last year. It is called Taking Chance and stars Kevin Bacon in one of his most moving roles....about a young man that Kevin's character volunteers to "take home" after he died in combat and shows what that all entails, start to finish. It is a story about Chance Phelps.

Incredible.

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