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:

  1. Wonderful quote and picture CK

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

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

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  4. Have a marvellous Monday Memorial Day Keisha.
    Best wishes Molly

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

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

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

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

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

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  10. Happy Memorial Day!

    ::13 tail salute::

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

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  12. 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.

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    Email address to me at: askfisher@gmail.com and I will get it out to the company who will send it to you. We love ours - you will too! Congrats!

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  14. 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

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  15. 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

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  16. Fabulous post and I LOVE your photo!
    xoxo

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  17. Happy Memorial Day! You're looking furry cute!

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

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  19. 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.

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  20. 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.

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  21. 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 ;-)

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  22. What a wonderful post. Happy Memorial Day

    The Paw Relations

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