Friday, May 28, 2010
Memorial Day is a local personal thing. Local communal picnics follow small Main Street parades that visit memorials to the dead fallen in wars. We acknowledge too what the living have given in service to their country.
If our friend above playing Taps is not in full regalia or uniform, it is in the spirit of the day. Sacred rememberance and secular pride and muted celebration in backyard barbeques blends into the change of season into official Summer - reminding all of the cycles of life.
The dead in war are remembered and the we share this day with them in the joyful spirit of living.
Sacrifice for country honored - gone but not forgotten.
Memorial Day - USA - 2009