Tuesday, September 21, 2010

9/22 Outdoor Wednesday # 89

 

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It’s time for “Outdoor Wednesday”. Learn more about “Outdoor Wednesday” HERE

1. POST your outdoor photos and the Outdoor Wednesday logo/button on your blog and link back to  http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/ so that others will be able to find all the links to other Outdoor Wednesday posts.

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Last Friday, September 17, was National POW/MIA Recognition Day. It was a special remembrance day you won't find on most calendars. But the sacrifices of soldiers who were once prisoners of war, or remain missing in action are not being forgotten here in the states.

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An outdoor memorial to Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action opened at the Warner Robins Air Force Base Museum of Aviation in October 2008.

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The inscription on the memorial reads:

"We dedicate this memorial, unbinding the American Eagle from her chain, in the enduring faith that all POW/MIA "chains" will be unbound and their journey home will begin with God's speed. "Bring them home" is our proclamation to the world with this dedication, as it has always been our vow before today, we wait with an endless, uncompromising vigilance for your return home to your loved ones, to your nation, to finally find peace, we stand with open arms, shoulder-to-shoulder dedicating this memorial honoring your patriotism, sacrifice and legacy. - YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN."

Veterans salute the posting of the colors at the start of the annual POW/MIA ceremony Thursday at the Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins.

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37 comments:

  1. Lovely post. Our POW/MIA soldiers do not get enough recognition. Friday was also national Constitution Day. How nice that the two days coincided.

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  2. It's important we never forget these brave men and women. La

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  3. Great pictures and a great post. BTW I put Debbie's post on for her - I might have done it twice, and if so, delete one. Thanks! Linda

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  4. Susan, a great post honoring those that sacrifice so much for us.

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  5. What an important message to honor these brave men and women. Thanks for hosting.
    Sherry

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  6. A wonderful post honoring our brave men. The memorial looks wonderful.

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  7. Looks like we are both in a Patriotic mood today! Thanks for sharing & hosting! Charlene

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  8. These are such important people to be reembered. We should be doing more of this type of thing everywhere. I enjoyed reading your post.

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  9. Mr LINKY is acting CRAZY today. It wouldn't take my LINK & I redid it. NOW, it's put it in TWICE!!!!! SORRY!!!! But, I see it happend to someone else too. Charlene

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  10. The eagle monument is REALLY cool!

    Tink *~*~*

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  11. This is such a wonderful post...thanks so much.
    Also, thank you for hosting...:))

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  12. Wonderful sentiments. There are several POW flags that fly in my area.
    Until they all come home

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  13. Oh, how could we forget these POW's and MIA's?!?
    A great post!

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  14. What a moving post. I hadn't heard of POW day, but maybe it is only in the US.

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  15. What a wonderful focal point for your meme this week.

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  16. Beautiful and touching post Susan! We should never forget the POW MIAs!

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  17. Mr Linky was not even on when I stopped by. Great post on a wonderful memorial.

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  18. Beautiful and thoughtful post, Susan. We can never forget the POW's and the MIA's. Thank you for this touching post. ~ Sarah

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  19. A great post. We will never forget them!
    I had two uncles that were POW's. There life was never the same. Thank you for honoring them.

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  20. It leaves a mark in the heart. Thank you for sharing this wonderful memorial.

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  21. Hi Susan
    What a beautiful post.
    xoxo
    Betty

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  22. A Fabulous post and it is so good to remember and give thanks to many - men and women who gave their lives for our freedom today.

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  23. With a grateful heart for those who haven given ALL.

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  24. Hi Susan- I think I linked up correctly for Outdoor Wednesday's. Thanks so much for your lovely comments.

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  25. Hello Susan,

    What a wonderful post honoring our brave men and women. It is a beautiful memorial.

    Thank you for sharing it with us today.

    ~ Tracy

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  26. Thanks for sharing a wonderful post.

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  27. That is such a beautiful memorial, I love the eagle and the flag...We need to be aware that not all of our soldiers come home and keep remembrance of them alive.
    Mama Bear

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  28. Wonderful post...so well said and thoughtful.

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  29. Honoring our veterans who were MIA/POW and kept in prisons, is such an important thing to do. we will not forget the sacrifice of any veteran who fought for our country anywhere in the world. Especially those who lost their lives because they gave their all.

    Thank you for this message Susan.
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  30. Touching post! Thanks for sharing...and bringing back memories from my college days. I spent a lot of time visiting friends at Warner Robbins AFB while I attended Mercer U.
    Jane (artfully graced)

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  31. You reminded me of when I was young and some of the kids at school wore the MIA bracelets for those missing in Vietnam.

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