Sunday, May 24, 2009

5/25 – Blue Monday – Happy Memorial Day

bluemonday It’s time for Blue Monday hosted by Sally at Smiling Sally. Don’t forget to visit her site to see links to more participants!

Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (on May 25 in 2009). Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War (it is celebrated near the day of reunification after the civil war), it was expanded after World War I to include American casualties of any war or military action.

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45 comments:

  1. Have a wonderful Memorial Day Susan!!

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  2. Love your tributes! Have a great Memorial Day Susan!

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  3. Enjoy your Memorial Day. We had our Victoria Day last Monday.
    Hope your day is filled with a little TLC
    Love CLaudie
    xoxox

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  4. Susan, hope your Memorial Day is very special! Happy Blue Monday to you, my friend!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  5. Susan, I was so touched by your tributes. Sometimes I wish Pat could have lived so that I could share things with him. He would have loved to see the honor paid to his men that fell in battle, both in Korea and the three tours in Viet Nam. Most especially for Viet Nam. I think he died hurt by the lack of support...and if he could have only seen this.
    I also was hurt but time is a great healer. To see and hear the wonderful things said for our Servicemen today is heartwarming.
    Many hugs..
    Mona

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  6. Happiest holiday to you, too..
    xo bj

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  7. Susan, your mosaic and words are quite beautiful. Have a good Blue Monday. Your tribute to the fallen and those who still serve is well taken.

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  8. Very nice patriotic post!
    Happy Memorial Day and what a great day to remember those that paid for our freedom!
    ~Ann

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  9. Susan, Nice post and thanks for becoming a follower.
    Happy Memorial Day and Blue Monday

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  10. Happy Memorial Day, happy blue Monday.

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  11. Beautiful tribute! Happy Blue Monday.

    I am pacing myself, but each day a chunk MUST be done to finish. so, today, I'm packing!

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  12. Susan, your graphic is wonderful. Thank you for your post honoring those who gave everything for our country.

    Happy Blue Monday.

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  13. Lovely post, Susan! Very touching! Happy Blue Monday and Memorial day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  14. Wonderful tribute Susan, love your mosaic. Hope you and your family have a great, safe weekend. Kathy

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  15. Love these patriotic posts! Great Susan.

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  16. Happy Memorial Day, Susan. We have a lot to be thankful for in this country of ours, and so many to be thankful TO.

    Justine :o )

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  17. Thanks for sharing your red white and BLUE on this Memorial Day. Let us never forget those who served and gave their all for our continued freedom.

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  18. Susan, hoping you have a wonderful Memorial Day holiday. I can't remember if I got by here or not, but if I did, I'm here again! LOL!

    Happy Blue Monday, too...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  19. lol, a lot of american flags today. We don´t have Memorial day. But wish you a great one.

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  20. Hi Susan

    Happy Memorial day .
    Blessings to you today.
    Thank you for the Memorial day post.
    Happy Blue Monday !
    hugs

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  21. It's always a pleasure to stop by your blog. I'm just now viewing your Saturday Pink Post. That beach was so inviting! Thanks for your Memorial Day post. We should never forget how many paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. I appreciate you stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I'm still a newbie at blogging and it makes me feel good when the "seasoned" bloggers stop by to visit me. Thank you! Patti

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  22. A wonderful tribute! Hope you having a wonderful Memorial Day. ☺♥☺ Diane

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  23. Susan, I wish you all the best on this special day, and a continued thanks for hosting Outdoor Wednesdays.

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  24. Susan,
    This is a wonderful tribute on this special day!!!
    Thank you!!!
    XOXO
    Cathy

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  25. What a beautiful tribute Susann. Thank you for including the history too. It was interesting to read. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

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  26. Hi Susan I enjoyed your tribute the those who served our country here and abroad. I hope and pray none of this is forgotten.
    You have a lovely post and I am now in the process of reading it all.
    Do enjoy the holiday.

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  27. Beautiful tribute, Susan..
    And we thank ALL our soldiers...and yes, the VietNam vets , a special thank you for the thanks you didn't get when you came home..
    Happy Memorial Day!

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  28. Happy Memorial Day Susan!
    Very nice tribute to all of those who have served our country, and bless them and their families for all the sacrifices they have made.

    Take Care,
    Sherri:)

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  29. Happy Memorial Day to you, Susan!

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  30. Happy Memorial Day to you to my hat is off to all those in the military as well

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  31. Happy Memorial Day and Blue Monday, Susan! ~ Robyn

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  32. Susan,
    What a nice post! Hope your Memorial Day was a good one. ~Cathy~

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  33. Susan, did you create that slide show collage? That is so cool! Hope you had a wonderful day today. laurie

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  34. Great Mosaic Susan! And a great reminder of what today is...

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  35. I hope you had a blessed Memorial Day!

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  36. hi sweetie.i miss you too.i miss everybody.this "spell"is over and i am feeling TRULY FINE.just like normal.and you probably know my sweet daughter is here to help me or rather us out.my dh has has his hands full.but he has done a fab job.
    i said i was going to pop in every now and then.it was truly just----a----rest---------.but then i got sick.so i have REALLY missed everybody.i cannot wait to get back totally.love ya ...ann

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  37. Hi Susan,

    Great Memorial Day Post! Have a great rest of the week!

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  38. Great post! Had a great weekend and hope you did also.
    Glenda

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  39. Very nice presentations, Susan!

    Hope you are having a good week☺

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  40. Oh, and my link is:
    http://www.completely-coastal.com/2009/05/beach-season-has-begun.html

    Thanks so much!!!

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