Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Monday

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I went to school in DC and Memorial Day meant one thing: Rolling Thunder.

I'm not a biker girl. Never aspire to be one. But I really am awed by the thousands of bikers who show up each year to show support for POW-MIA (Prisoners of War and Missing in Action).

I've heard the ride starts in California, gathering members along the way to reach the capitol in a wave of - yup -Rolling Thunder. And let me tell you, that's exactly what it sounds like when they roll into town.

I'm thankful for the sacrifice of so many soldiers. No one likes war, but one visit to a cemetary like Arlington, Virginia or Colleville-sur-Mer in Normandy and you really have to send up a prayer for all those young souls - every chance you think of it.

So today is a day when I'm thinking of it. From my ancestors who battled in the Revolutionary War, to my grandfathers who fought in World War II, to my cousin who serves today, and to any family who sends loved ones out under our flag, thank you.

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Sarah said...

It's true--visiting a military cemetery like Arlington really brings home an understanding of the sacrifice. Thanks for posting this!

Jules said...

It stopped here in Ky and I do like biker guys. They get a bad rap. LOL, we have exactly the same post title, how did that happen? :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Old Kitty said...

Have a peaceful Memorial Day, Carolyn! May the Rolling Thunder roll on!! Take care

Carolyn V said...

So well said Carolyn. Happy Memorial Day. =D

LTM said...

very cool. I always wondered what the deal was with bikers and memorial day... now I know! And I like it. I'll even stop griping about how LOUD they are... :D <3 ((hugs))


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