Memorial Day 2009 … Remember & Honor Our Brave who Have Served and Sacrificed for Your Freedoms


Memorial Day 2009 – THANK YOU!

On this Memorial Day please remember to give thanks and honor those who have laid down their lives in the ultimate sacrifice to protect our liberty and freedom. This is a special thank you to the men and woman of our Armed Forces who have paved the way to freedom with their lives. We thank you and your families for your service, sacrifice, honor and dedication to this country.  We will never forget your brave acts of courage and sacrifice, God Bless All.


America has never lacked for heroes, men and women who exemplify patriotism, honor, duty, and sacrifice.

To often in the United States we look for heroes in the wrong places or we use the term hero when it should never be. These individuals who have died to protect our way of life are and always will be true, American Heroes.


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Freedom is never free. There is a grave cost for freedom and it should never be forgotten the sacrifices that were made. Brave sons, daughters, husbands, wives and friends who answered the call to protect your freedoms and American liberty.

Watch “Remember Me”

 Taps Buglers at Arlington National Cemetery
Thank God for our HEROES who gave their lives and their futures for us.
Michelle Malkin reminds us that Freedom is not free as she gives thanks for the ultimate sacrifice made by so many.
Korean War Monument
Take time to read the Milbloggers like the Mudville Gazette and Black Five.
Stop the ACLU has video (a must watch) from last nights Memorial Day event in Washington, DC.
Special thanks to TigerHawk for reminding me of one of my buds, Cox & Forkum’s, greatest works of art ever and agreed, the best Memorial Day cartoon ever.

If you liked this post, you may also like these:

  • Memorial Day – 2010: Remembering and Thanking Those For Their Service & Sacrifice
  • 11/11/11 – VETERANS DAY … God Bless You & Thank You for Your Service to Protect our Freedoms
  • Memorial Day – 2015: A Debt We Can Never Repay … Remembering, Thanking & Honoring Our Military Heroes For Their Service & Sacrifice
  • Barack Obama’s Memorial Day Gaffe & Playing Politics with a Hero’s Day
  • Memorial Day 2008 … Thank you for Our Freedoms

  • Comments

    14 Responses to “Memorial Day 2009 … Remember & Honor Our Brave who Have Served and Sacrificed for Your Freedoms”

    1. Scared Monkeys on May 25th, 2009 8:59 am

      Thank you!!!

      Thank you for your sacrifice and thank you to the families who raised such fine men and women.


    2. on May 25th, 2009 9:13 am

      I remember and I thank all of you for your sacrifice for you nation.

    3. Scared Monkeys on May 25th, 2009 9:56 am

      Family’s grief returns with discovery of World War II remains

      Some 65 years later, a hero, Henry “Rickey” Marquez, is returned home. God Bless.

      On Wednesday, the Patriot Guard will escort Pvt. Henry “Rickey” E. Marquez’s ashes from Kansas City International Airport to his final resting place in Kansas City, Kan.

      The beginning of the end came last week with a FedEx envelope on his sister’s doorstep. Inside was a wooden box and Marquez’s dog tags from World War II — tags discovered along with his remains two years ago by a German souvenir hunter in the Huertgen Forest.

      Marquez will be buried with full military honors next to his father and mother at Highland Park Cemetery at 11 a.m. Saturday.

      On Nov. 4, 1944, his Army regiment — the 112th Infantry of the 28th Division — was pushing east through the Huertgen Forest toward the German towns of Vossenack and Schmidt. Marquez had been fighting only a few months in Company G when machine-gun fire killed him in a foxhole with Pfc. Julian H. Rogers of Indiana.

      Soldiers saw both men dead that day, but Marquez’s body couldn’t be recovered and the U.S. military declared him missing. He was officially presumed dead a year later, but that did not keep his family from hoping he was somehow just missing.

    4. rightknight on May 25th, 2009 10:01 am

      Thank you for our freedoms. I promise
      to do my part to keep the gift you
      died to give us.

    5. texasmom on May 25th, 2009 10:31 am

      I remember, and thank all of you and your loved ones for the sacrifices you made for our country and our freedom.

      I will never forget, and have taught my children that freedom is not free.

    6. Tamikosmom on May 25th, 2009 10:54 am

      Thank you Red.

      In Canada … November 11th is a day set aside to honor and remember BOTH those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we have inherited as well as those who survived the conflicts.

      I am 62 years old. I have attended Remembrance Day services and watch Remembrance Day parades all my life. My Grandfather fought in WWI. In WWII … my Father fought, was gravely wounded and taken prisoner by the Germans prior to being transferred to a hospital in England where he spent almost two years recoverng. Over the years … my Father seldom talked about his service overseas but … insisted that his children understood the meaning behind Remembrance Day.

      However … it was not until the past seven years that I have fully comprehended in my heart what the foundation established by my Father really meant. It was only in the past seven years that I could truly relate.

      This morning it was reported on CNN this morning that almost 6,000 lives … mostly young people … mostly young man who are the same age as my own sons … have been lost in the Iraq and Afganistan conflicts.

      My prayers go out to the countless loved ones of the fallen whose lives have been forever affected by these two conflict … two conflicts where the enemy is those who embrace an ideology … an ideology whose adherences have no respect for life … an ideology whose adherences are willing to die for.

      Ephesians 6:12
      We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

      Sincerely, Janet



      Remembrance Day – November 11th


      Memorial Day – May 30th (Observed last Monday in May)

      Veterans Day – November 11th

    7. Michelle Smith on May 25th, 2009 12:32 pm

      Thank you Red for this fine Memorial.

      I remember and I will never forget. Thank you & your families. I know that freedom is not free.

    8. Dolce on May 25th, 2009 2:11 pm

      Thank you to all who have served, and thank you also to the families who stood behind them proudly.

      God bless you all!

    9. PlatinumSkye on May 25th, 2009 2:40 pm

      God bless the armed men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifise to keep us safe. I will never forget them and their families who should be very proud of their sons, daughters, husbands, wifes & parents.

    10. bob on May 25th, 2009 5:04 pm

      The men who have been killed in the armed forces over the last 100 years have only THOUGHT they were defending our freedoms. Unfortunately, they have been duped by treasonous politicians into fighting to destroy American sovereignty and to create a one-world government. Too bad Americans don’t realize that the powers-that-be control both sides in a conflict and therefore, control the outcome of the conflict.

    11. ANewGirl on May 25th, 2009 5:26 pm

      The price of freedom…is never really free.

      We remember, we thank each and every Veteran who has unselfishly given their life for us and our families.

      “Remember Me” video, very very moving.

      Thank you for posting this tribute to all of our Men and Women who committ themselves to fighting and preserving the precious gift we can all sometimes take for granted.

      God Bless America

    12. HOPE on May 25th, 2009 6:58 pm

      Some days are harder than others.

      We try to walk the line as we carry our memories along with our regrets and try to balance it all out. Perfection is what we look to find and we see ourselves in each others eyes… we carry you along with us. If I could, I’d give you the world because I feel connected. But, if you hurt me, I don’t hesitate to let you go. I cry with Him to think that He could create something so wicked… but, He’s out there to catch us when we fall.

      Like Lady of Fatima, I cry for the soldiers and all the ones that had to let go.

      Slay the Dragon!


    13. St Stephen on May 26th, 2009 7:08 am

      …and after Memorial Day we still keep those brave warriors in our minds and hearts.

      Thank you to all who have, are and will sacrifice themselves for the living testimony that is the United States of America and will continue to endure because of that sacrifice.

      May God bless them all.

    14. Dolf on May 26th, 2009 9:05 am


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