We gather on Memorial Day to honor and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.


Since early ceremonies in small American towns right after the Civil War, laying wreaths or placing flags, it’s a day where we as a nation mourn with the families and friends of those who lost their lives fighting to preserve our freedom.





I’m beyond grateful. As someone who immigrated from Europe with my Mom when I was a little girl, I love our country.



I love that the USA stands for freedom, for allowing people to be who they are, for embracing differences.






I love these images for their subject matter, but also for the happy memories. I love how the boats all wave the red, white and blue!  And I love the photos too, for the sweet memories they hold of when our family took a  boat cruise in the harbor two years ago for John’s birthday.







I hope you will enjoy your family this Memorial Day. And be mindful of the families who are missing brave ones around their table daily.





I’m asking you to join me in prayer for these families. And to make a difference in their lives for the good should the opportunity present itself to you. 🙂








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15 thoughts on “MEMORIAL DAY | GRATEFUL”

  1. Marijane

    My husband is in the military. Every day we have people who love him or hate him.

    1. Marijane, thank you for leaving a comment, and thank you for the sacrifice your family makes for all of our well-being. I’m sorry that at times people aren’t appreciative of his service. Without men like him, our world would be a very different place.

  2. Sandra

    No place like the USA, thank you service men & women!!!

  3. Theresa

    Thanks for remembering our brave men, women and canines for their service. God Bless America!

  4. Ginger Valdes

    Thanks Lidy! God Bless America and those who gave their lives for our freedom.

  5. Hi Lidy!

    Beautiful scenes and so expressive of the appreciation you and others show of those who wear the American service uniform and especially for those who do not come back.
    Their families also gave their lives as they will have memories, but too often only daily silence will begin their day.

  6. Sally Schmidt

    What a lovely, sensitive post. Thank you from a military family.

  7. I have a cousin whose son was fortunate to return from Middle East. His mother put on a brave face, but each day, she woke to the reality of whether or not, he would return as some others did not.

  8. Lorraine

    Bless those who are now fighting for our continued freedom. Guide our president to keep America safe.

  9. Carol Gill

    Thank you for the beautiful post and the reminder to pray for those who have lost loved ones that made the ultimate sacrifice so that we may have freedom. We are so blessed.

  10. Gloria

    God bless America. We pray for the fallen and their families .

  11. Denise

    God bless America! Let’s all pray for the brave men and women who serve to make sure we are safe and enjoy the freedom that we take for granted. thank you!
    Please enter me into the drawing.

  12. Julie Watson

    Thank you Lidy for the beautiful post in observance of Memorial Day. How grateful I am for the many who have sacrificed for our freedom, some who gave their all and some who carry on with all kinds of wounds. Having had two of my sons serving in the military, I am in awe of those who step forward to defend this great country and our way of life. I am honored to join you and your readers in prayer for them and their families–past, present, and future.
    Would love to have been on board for your harbor tour. What a great way to celebrate a birthday. The kiddies are adorable!

  13. As we all enjoy our Memorial Day outings and trips, we must that those who serve our country those who gave their lives so that we may enjoy our freedoms. We enjoy our lives in our great country because of our heroes. Hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day. Loved this photos!

  14. Thank you for the beautiful post Liday! God bless America, and all the families touched by a loved ones unselfish sacrifice.

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