Sunday, May 30, 2010

In Gratitude and Remembrance

The Most Decorated Soldier of World War II

The Memorial to the USS Maine

 The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier


When I had the great privilege of visiting Marydon and Harold last month we spent part of the time visiting Arlington National Cemetery. I've been there before -- several times -- but I never fail to come away moved from this resting place for so many who gave so much. I continue to be grateful to all who gave so much and continue to do so each day to insure freedom.

I dedicate this post to the memory of my father, who served for four years in World War II, including time spent in battle in Europe. I add my thanks to my colleague Jonathan, who was called up from the reserves and is now in Afghanistan for the next eleven months. Prayers for safety for Jonathan and his colleagues and for all who are in harm's way each day for the cause of liberty.    

Buttercup and Jonathan, April 2010

12 comments:

LemonyRenee' said...

Lovely post, Buttercup. Prayers for Jonathan and all his comrades.

Tricia said...

lovely

Marydon Ford said...

Your pictures turned out beautifully, Carol. We did have a lovely visit to Arlington ... so glad you were sharing our lives with us that weekend.

May Jonathan be blessed & safe while he is on his tour of duty ... may his guardian angel be on his shoulder. Prayers for he & all his comrades daily lifted.

Have a beautiful weekend, sweet friend.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

PS Sherry is still pretty rough, spoke to her an hour ago. Poor kid has been sick for a month plus now.

k and c's mom said...

Great pictures.
There is an Audie Murphy museum not too far from me in Texas.
Have a great weekend.

Mimi said...

Hi Buttercup!!!!
Great pics and I too have to visit Arlington National Cemetery every single time I am in Wash D.C.
SO many heroes are buried there.
I will Pray for your friend Jonathon that God will keep him safe along with all the other servicemen/women over there in harms way
God Bless him
hugs,
jamie

Jemi Fraser said...

I hope humans can develop to the point that we don't need these incredible men and women to put their lives on the line for us.

Pam said...

Great tribute for an important day! Prayers for Jonathon.

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

I want our guys and gals HOME from Afghanistan, got no use for the way the people over there are treating our troops!!! Maniacs! Poor Jonathan, I am sure he is proud to serve but it's not a fair fight, they fight dirty.

Audie Murphy was a TEXAN, you know!!!

Chatty Crone said...

Prayers for Johnathon and all the soldiers everywhere. sandie

Betty Rubble said...

Wonderful post!

Thank you Johnathan!

Country Whispers said...

I hope that Jonathan as well as all the others may return home safely and soon.

I'm so happy to see a picture of you.
I don't think I've seen one before this post.
Now I have a face for Buttercup.

Sheilagh (60 x60) said...

Great Post, good to see YOU:)

God Bless every serving soldier ans their famlies.