Excerpts from today’s post are from two years ago on Memorial Day weekend…

On this Memorial Day weekend, let us not forget those who fought and paid the ultimate sacrifice so that we might live freely in this beautiful country. May God bless our nation’s heroes buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

My friend Jim recently posted on Facebook, “… every Memorial Day, I go to Arlington National Cemetery… and get to hang out with our Nation’s heroes.”  Beautifully said Jim, and thank you for allowing me to use your two photographs.


Photo courtesy of Jim

From Arlington National Cemetery, the Washington Monument can be seen in a distance.  We truly have a beautiful nation’s capital.


Photo courtesy of Jim

A few years ago, the sun shining through our backyard American flag was so beautiful that I stopped cutting the grass and grabbed my camera.  I’m so glad that I took the time to appreciate this beautiful sight, and so thankful to live in this glorious country!



Our bluebird has always been very patriotic.  He loves sitting on the flag pole watching his surroundings almost as much as Bill enjoys photographing him.


Photo courtesy Bill

Blessings to you this weekend as you spend time with family and friends reflecting on our many heroes.  I am heading off to church, and then I’ll spend my day preparing to host family and friends for our annual barbecue.  And tomorrow Bill and I plan to visit Arlington National Cemetery…


  • Questions:
  • Have you ever visited Arlington National Cemetery?
  • What are your Memorial Day plans?