The Peacock Tale

The Peacock Tale

Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day!

Today is the day to remember.... remember the past, present and future soldiers. Being a military family we are thankful for every sacrifice. Today isn't just a day off from work or school. This day is to honor those who fight for our country to be free and safe. I told Aaron Memorial Day began after the civil war. He couldn't believe it had been going on for that long. It wasn't always called that, but today most people associate it with a day off work or when the pool opens. Congress hoped to encourage Americans, especially the young, to take a sixty second moment of silence at 3pm on Memorial Day to remember all of those fallen soldiers. I also think it's important to remember how thankful we should be of living in this country. Please remember with us!

This poem below was found at a grave in Arlington Cemetery,

"In Arlington, a small white stone there,
a small white stone, three little pebbles,
an inscription, and a patch of green grass.
That's where he'll stay.
He should be home laughing with kids or still serving his country.
                                              But instead, he stays there."

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