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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Memorial Day: Remember The Price Of Freedom

It's a long holiday weekend here in the United States. Memorial Day is Monday, and it's a day to remember. For many, this might just be a three day weekend filled with pool parties and barbecues. The truth is, however, far more sobering than that. Much like Independence Day, this is a time to reflect. Today you have a right to work in any field you choose. You can pretty much say whatever you want. You can practice any religion you like. You can live anywhere you want to. These are freedoms that every American citizen enjoys and your rights are fiercly protected. Why? Because many times before, this country has faced global conflict. We joined in wars, and it was the right thing to do. We stopped those who were narrow-minded, those whom would have taken away the freedoms of ours and others. We have helped many a country, along with ourselves. Today, if you enjoy a beautiful and peaceful life, you really need to thank those who gave their lives for you to do so. No, you don't need to be sad all day, but you do need to remember the price of freedom...

Today we took a trip to the Field of Heroes in Westerville, OH. There are 2,500 American flags placed in rows here, each honoring a fallen American Hero. The mood here is powerful. All you hear is the wind whipping through the flags, and sometimes, you swear you hear silent sobbing. I took many photos today, and while they cannot actually capture the environment and mood, I think they hit pretty darn close. I scrapped one of my favorites using Hometown Celebration from Moxxie. I think the papers perfectly matched the mood of my picture..




I hope you enjoy this long holiday weekend and take a brief moment to thank a veteran. They gave their all, and we need to support them with our love and pride. Happy Memorial Day weekend to all, be safe. Special thanks to George W. Price and George R. Price...

6 comments:

Kimberly Kett said...

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soapHOUSEmama said...

beautiful photo and amazing LO!!!!

Ange said...

Thank you for a beautiful post!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Gorgeous page! I love the photo. Thanks for the inspiration!

hilde janbroers said...

beautiful layout...great layering!

Cathy said...

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