Memorial Day

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shellbellc

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Jun 7, 2006
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Hey ya'll, now remember when you're out there on Monday having your picnics and drinking your beer playing yard darts, what Monday is in observance of...our fallen heroes...take a moment and be thankful for our freedoms...say a prayer for our military, attend a local ceremony if one is being held. They usually don't last that long and it's the way we should be kicking off "celebrating" Memorial Day.
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Then get back to your smokers and check your temps!
 
That's a good point Shell. It's those soldiers that have given us the freedom to do what we do.
 
ours will be somewhat somber, the brother of a really good friend of ours was killed on the job yesterday in a freak accident.....
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Sorry to hear the news smoked. I know we are greatful for all the men and women in the armed forces that are helping to keep us safe at home. I know I'm not alone in hoping we never repeat or forget 9/11.
 
i will be doing the cook i talked about, serving plates @ my vfw, and maybe(impatient baby)between today & due date of june 9th(personally i wish for d-day.. the 6th) having a new baby girl. but i will wear my patches & medals & doing a bit @ the v & burning up some meat... not to mention flying a flag.....god bless america ( & pity the poor bassard that picks a fight w/ us).
 
Sorry for your loss smoked; prayers are headed your way.

Thanks Shell for reminding us of what the day is all about. It is too easy to forget sometimes...

I hope everyone has a healthy and happy, smokin' holiday!
 
Hey Smoked, sorry for your loss...

That's us on Thursday night, I have a girl scout troop and a boy scout troop coming out to help us put out 1,000+ flags for Monday. Monday I'm in charge of Memorial Day ceremony, we have a small town parade and then a ceremony at the local cemetary. Fire companies lay a wreath, mayor talks, Am. Legion Commander gives his speech, I do VFW speech & ceremony, High School Band play National Anthem & Taps...Then we give ice cream out to all the kids. Below is a link to a poem I wrote for Memorial Day a number of years back...

http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/memday-poem.htm
 
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