Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day 2012

A cemetery in Bangkok, where there are undoubtedly some who've given service worthy of remembering today.

I know that Memorial Day as it's observed in the US isn't a world-wide holiday at the end of May.  There are, however, days to remember the fallen in most every country that's participated in war, so I'm combining those thoughts today and giving a deep bow or respect to all who've made the greatest sacrifice possible by giving their lives for causes their leaders felt were worthwhile at the time.

Out of those sacrifices have come a great many freedoms in my homeland, and I am grateful for each one of them.

May those killed, crippled and the otherwise hobbled by war be at peace today, in their own way, in this world or the next... and thank you.

1 comment:

krobbie said...

Succinct and on the money as usual Bao-Bao.
In New Zealand and Australia we have ANZAC Day as memorial to the war dead. It is a very sombre and respectful day and is also a public holiday. No Alcohol may be served before 2pm that day and then the 'old diggers' of war may imbibe and tell there stories.

It is a day I truly feel deep respect for the men and women who have helped retain our freedoms. There have been many from NZ in all the big wars.

As our allies we count USA, Britain and Australia and if they are threatened we are not happy so come to help them and they us.

Freedom. What joy a yoke-less life.

I hope you have a wonderful day Bao-Bao.