Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day

"Unofficially, it’s the start of summer – a chance for us to spend some time with family and friends, at barbecues or the beach, getting a little fun and relaxation in before heading back to work. 
It’s also a day on which we set aside some time, on our own or with our families, to honor and remember all the men and women who have given their lives in service to this country we love.
That is the purpose of Memorial Day.  To remember with gratitude the countless men and women who gave their lives so we could know peace and live in freedom. 
And we must do more than remember. 
We must care for the loved ones that our fallen service members have left behind.
We must make sure all our veterans have the care and benefits they’ve earned, and the jobs and opportunity they deserve. 
We must be there for the military families whose loved ones are in harm’s way – for they serve as well.
And above all, we must make sure that the men and women of our armed forces have the support they need to achieve their missions safely at home and abroad."
—President Barack Obama 



Read the entire speech at http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/05/25/weekly-address-giving-thanks-our-fallen-heroes-memorial-day.

26 comments:

George The Duck and the HotMBC Kittehs said...

Happy Memorial Day, Cathy Keisha. We remember.

Patty Woodland said...

You are a good cat CK.

Ann Staub said...

Wonderful quote and picture CK

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Paws up, CK! We remember on Memorial Day, but we should honor all year round.

Simba said...

CK, your post is a wonderful tribute to all who have served and who still do, and their families.

Molly The Wally said...

Have a marvellous Monday Memorial Day Keisha.
Best wishes Molly

Prancer Pie said...

Excellent Memorial tribute, CK. Have a great Memorial Day. XOXO

Katie Isabella said...

I love Memorial Day for all that it means. I remember.

Brian said...

Happy Memorial Day CK & TW! We love all of our heros each and every day!

The Island Cats said...

What a great Memorial Day post, CK. Happy Memorial Day to all of you.

Tamago said...

Beautiful post and lovely picture of you! Happy Memorial Day.

Katnip Lounge said...

Happy Memorial Day!

::13 tail salute::

Katie and Glogirly said...

A beautiful and poignant post, CK.
Your gramps was a hero.
xo

Mariodacatsmom said...

Beautiful post CK. Mario and I both did one too today and yesterday. I hope we're back to normal now and will be visiting more frequently.

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Happy Memorial Day, CK!

Fisher and Staff said...

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Kitties Blue said...

Very inspirational post.Thanks to so many who have served we have the freedoms bestowed upon those who live in the USA. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

Great post. Our Pop is a vet so her gets special treatment in our house! Happy Memorial Day from us cats.

Cats of Wildcat Woods

Caren Gittleman said...

Fabulous post and I LOVE your photo!
xoxo

Katz Tales said...

Happy Memorial Day! You're looking furry cute!

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Happy Memorial day to you all!

Sweet Purrfections said...

Wonderful post. We remember those who've fought for our freedom today and every day.

meowmeowmans said...

That was beautiful, CK. We do remember, and are so grateful for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to ensure the freedoms we enjoy. Happy Memorial Day.

Bernadette said...

Happy Memorial Day! Our human is proud her daddy was a veteran, and in her family they also visited family graves, so she visited our kitty ancestors. We remember.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Today the Human is a-membering her uncle who was killed in the Korean War. She is still close with her cousin, his daughter who was born after he was deployed so sadly he never even saw her. The Human's dad served several tours in the South Pacific during WWII and was then sent to occupy Japan--fortunately, he came home (because otherwise the Human wouldn't even BE here ;-)

Nicola Carpenter said...

What a wonderful post. Happy Memorial Day

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