Decoration Day

For those of you who have lost a soldier, sailor, airman or Marine, thank you for your sacrifice.

We also salute our own. Pamela Aidan has a son serving overseas, and this is a picture of Robin Helm’s daughter shipping out. We pray every day for their safe return.


3 thoughts on “Decoration Day

  1. Laura Hile

    O beautiful for heroes proved
    In liberating strife.
    Who more than self their country loved
    And mercy more than life!

    America! America!
    May God thy gold refine
    Till all success be nobleness
    And every gain divine!

    ~~ from ‘America the Beautiful’


  2. Gayle Mills

    There are so many wonderful stories of heroism being posted on news sites today. But I am also reminded that even some of those who survive the horrific battles of war return home broken and battered emotionally, physically, spiritually. My Uncle Ward was one of those men that survived an epic WWII landing. He physically survived it. But he was never the same man again. He became an alcoholic trying to wash away the memories of walking across the dead bodies of his friends as he and the first wave survivors made their way across the beach. He was lost to his wife, his children, his brothers and sisters. I think in some ways, he never left that beach. He died there that day. I remember him, too, on Memorial Day. I remember him and all of the men and women like him.


  3. Robin Helm

    Thank you, Susan, for including those presently serving. They are shipping out every day, and many of them return broken or in coffins. During the last administration, the media kept a daily tally of how many had died in Iraq, putting it in front of us at every opportunity. Why aren’t they doing that now with Afghanistan? My daughter hears every week of soldiers, some whom she knows, who have died there. Her boyfriend will be deployed again in August for the third year in a row – once to Iraq and twice to Afghanistan. Her former roommate is in Afghanistan now.



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