May 25, 2009

Remembering Memorial Day

We would like to take a moment to remember those who gave their lives in the line of duty.
One gift, above all others
God gives to us to treasure
One that knows no time, no place
And one gold cannot measure

The precious, poignant tender gift
Of Memory, that will keep
On dear ones ever in our hearts
Although God gives them sleep it brings back long remembered things.

A song, a word, a smile
And the world's a better place because
We had them for awhile!
I took this picture of the wall many years ago on a trip to Washington while in grade school.

29 Treats:

BJ Roan said...

Beautiful poem. I visited the wall while living in North Carolina. It is a powerful experience.

Checkers said...

beautiful poem - thanks for sharing - Love the new blog -

misskyliem said...

We love the new blog layout! I think your Mommy is very lucky to still have that pictures. Today is a beautiful day here in master chew sits with bright blue skies without a cloud to be seen!! I think it is a great day to have a tribute!

Licks,
Kylie

The FOUR Musketeers said...

Love the new layout SO MUCHHHHHH ! That is a very nice poem ! Thanks for sharing it with us (:

Ozzie the OZmonster said...

Thank you for sharing the poem! I also think that your "new" blog looks great. It downloads faster, too. Enjoy your Memorial Day!

Ozzie

Clive said...

That was a very appropriate poem.

The new layout is great - really like it!

lots of woofs
Clive and gang

The Army of Four said...

Beautiful post; beautiful photo. We thank God for our fallen service members!
Tail wags,
Storms

Chef said...

That is a lovely tribute! I also love the new layout. I've missed you girls. I'm going to go back and read your old posts now. We've been so busy here and have had practically no time to visit our friends.

xox
Chef

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Nice poem!
Our fallen heroes will never be forgotten!
Love your layout sooooooo much, hats off to you!

Amber-Mae said...

I love the new look of your blog! That poem is loverly. We hope you had a great weekend!

Smoochies,
Solid Gold Dancer + Puppies

Abby said...

Hi, You Guys...

What a lovely poem...

My Mom & Dad visited the Wall before I was here...

My Dad is a Veteran of the Viet Nam War & my Mom says it was one of the most moving experiences either of them has ever had...

Thank You for sharing the poem & the photo...

Abby & her Mom & Dad xxxooo

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I've never been to The Wall but I chose the graphikh fur our post today bekhause Mom said she'll nevfur furget her furst visit to Arlington National Cemetary and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier....

Furry nice tribute!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

♥Mimi♥ said...

Each and every time I find a blog, or someone stops by and I go to visit their blog, and our fallen heros are honored, my heart swells with pride.

We need to teach the kids that this is not just a three day weekend filled with a parade and hot dogs. This holiday means so, so much more.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

OH that is great.. It makes mom leak..
We love what you have done to your blog...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Moco said...

A lovely tribute. Thank you.
We love the new layout.

Lorenza said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing it!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

The OP Pack said...

That was just lovely.

Southbay Girl said...

Addie, Lucie and hailey, what a wonderful memorial!

Woof

Velcro

Southbay Girl said...

Addie, Lucie and hailey, what a wonderful memorial!

Woof

Velcro

Suzuki said...

Furry well said
Big licks to you
Suzuki
xxx

Teena in Toronto said...

Happy blogoversary!

Angela said...

Thank you for this.

And thank you for your kind words on my blog. They truly were touching. Like you we do not have kids so they are our family.

Hugs to your three!

Blessings~ Angela and the aussie flock

Paco....Milo and mom..Simona said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.......
Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww....
Dear dear friends......what a Great new look have your blog!!!!!!!!!!are you 3 become a blog designer??????
;-))))))))))))))))))
is a big surpriseeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!
we missed you a lot!!!!!!!!!!!
We're sooooooooooooooo happy to be at home.....so we could read about you and your adventures again!!!!
how could we do without you??????
we're sooooooooooooooooooo lucky to have you in our lives!!!!!!
you 3 wonderful sisters are everyday more and more Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!
We love you a lottttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And is your mommy and dad ok????
Give them a special licks from us!!!!
And a big big big kiss for you!!!!!!!!!!
Great poem.....thanks for sharing with us!!!!!

Life With Dogs said...

Beautiful - and a great poem, one I've not heard before...

Joey said...

Hi Addie, Lucie, and Hailey! What a nice new look to your bloggie! Very cute picture of the three girls - Hailey is so small compared to Addie! Thank you for the nice Memorial Day post. Our parents saw a traveling version of the wall several years ago, and both found names of people they knew. It was very moving.

Your pals,
Joey and Zeke

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Omigosh! Omigosh!
Here came the pressie!
I was so excited that I forgot to chase the mailman as usual.
I just ran back into the house with my muddy paws so my mom will wash me up then let me open the package! Ximui and Chubs wt more than 15 lbs(Ximui is way Over 15lbs) so definitely the pressie is for me!
Thank you very much Hailey's mom and specially Haily for not staying still in the pouch, hehe!
Love the pouch, love y'all!

Twinkle a.k.a Chicken Little said...

Bootiful post, bootiful layout and bootiful photo. Gosh, I love your new blog design!!!

Huskee and Hershey said...

Is it even possible that little Hailey is getting cuter by the day?? Our mom is mesmerized by her and can't wait to come over and see pics of the little one.. (of course you and Lucie are cutie pies too)...

Lauren said...

Love the new look! Both Hailey's and the blog!

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