….As We Remember

I have never been able to think of the day as one of mourning; I have never quite been able to feel that half-masted flags were appropriate on Decoration Day.  I have rather felt that the flag should be at the peak, because those whose dying we commemorate rejoiced in seeing it where their valor placed it.  We honor them in a joyous, thankful, triumphant commemoration of what they did. “
                                                                                                     ~Benjamin Harrison

16 responses to “….As We Remember

  1. A perfect sentiment…thank you.

  2. Cindy @ Applestone Cottage

    Very true and fitting post for today! Thanks for coming by my blog, hope to hear from you again! Nice to meet you too!
    Cindy

  3. Wonderful posting of the colors. Have a great Memorial Day in remembrance.

  4. Great quote, Dianna. Nice colors. 🙂

  5. Amen!
    Thank you Dianna for this post and big thank you to those who have served or are still serving!
    I didn’t know this day was also referred to as Decoration Day.
    Very cool.

  6. oh that is wonderful… makes my heart swell.

  7. Thanks for the picture and reminding me that today is not just David’s birthday! It is a day to remember all the men and women who gave their lives defending our country and our way of life that we all get to enjoy.

  8. I always think of Pop on a day like this … and what a fitting quote for the pic and the holiday!

  9. Wonderful post. I am calling AJ right now to thank him for his service in the Army.

  10. Terrific post!

  11. Very good. Thank you. And beautiful view too. 🙂
    Monica

  12. Wonderful quote! Beautiful photo…what an amazing view! Glad you stopped by my blog today! I look forward to reading more of your posts!

    -Marissa

  13. great entry for today…..
    your flag looks perfect there, flying high.
    looks like you have a beautiful yard, deck and view!! xo

  14. Your photo of Old Glory is beautiful and your quote is a fitting tribute to our precious troops both past and present. ~salute~ 🙂

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