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Old May 25th, 2005, 08:54 AM
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Don't forget to put out your flag on Memorial Day. Say a prayer for those who served and those that serve now, and those that will serve us in the future.
Memorial Day should remind us that freedom
is always under challenge
and that freedom is never free.
Freedom is important enough to live for,
and precious enough to die for.
Let us not forget those men and women
who have served our great nation
during times peace and conflict.
Because they gave their "last full measure of devotion",
we are forever in their debt.
We stand with bowed heads and humble hearts
for their graves are hallowed places.
Their service to God and country will always be remembered.
On this day, we can pay no higher tribute to our dead,
nor render greater service to our great nation,
than instill in others,
who seemingly have no special reason for remembering,
what the true spirit of Memorial Day really is.
It is a day for all Americans!

~~By Laura Slaton Phillips~~
I am including pictures of our kids in this post:

Dana, serving in the U.S Navy on the U.S.S. Winston Churchill

This is a photoshop image of Ashley, how she will look in her Air Force uniform.
I just added her face to my old pic. She leaves in September.

This is my son Michael at Boot Camp last year.
Currently serving in the U.S. Army in Germany. Going to Iraq in November.

This is Michael when he surprised his sister at the bandhall one day.

I have been asked by my neice not to post her husbands photo, so I am posting
this Marine photo from the net. Her husband is in Iraq.

Honor all of our Military Personel, past, present, and future.

For those of you with family serving, don't forget your Blue Star Flag

Service Flags

The Service flag may be displayed, in a window of the place of residence of persons who are members of the immediate family of Service members serving in the Armed Forces of the United States during any period of war or hostilities in which the Armed Forces of the United States may be engaged, for the duration of such period of war or hostilities.

"Immediate family member" is defined as: wife, husband, mother, father, stepmother, stepfather, parent through adoption, foster parents who stand or stood in loco parentis, children, stepchildren, children through adoption, brothers, sisters, half brothers, and half sisters of a member of the Armed Forces of the United States. Unfortunately, the definition does not include grandparents.

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Old May 25th, 2005, 09:33 AM
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Old May 25th, 2005, 11:48 AM
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Amen and may God bless you and your family for your sacrifice and contribution to our country.
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Old May 25th, 2005, 12:26 PM
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That was a lovely tribute, Carole. I'll just ditto what Tide Pride said. Thank you, your family and all those who have served and are serving our country.


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Old May 25th, 2005, 04:47 PM
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Thank you too
I admire you and your family---I know how proud you are of them all
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Old May 25th, 2005, 09:08 PM
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A special prayer going out to James in Iraq, and warm thoughts to his wife Kris (jkmmah) and their girls in Georgia.


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What a nice tribute.
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Old May 26th, 2005, 03:13 PM
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Carole & Johnny, your entire family is to be commended starting with you and your service and then passing this sense of service along to your kids. While I understand many disagree with me, and I have no problem with that, I think that everyone should have to do at least two years service to their country, hopefully in the military service. My father was a WWII vet, (Just happened to get his medals in the mail today from the Navy Dept), as were most of his brothers. My Mothers brothers and a couple of sisters were also all vets. My brother and I also served during Vietnam and brother retired with 28 yrs service. My son also joined the Army and served in the 82ed Airborne. We all know the sacrifice those that served did and especially those that served and did not return. I am proud of all who served and honor those who gave their lives serving our nation.

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