Monday, May 25, 2015

Flags

We didn't do anything special today. We spent time resting, reading and reflecting. Jilda's been fighting an infection this past week so we decided some R&R was in order.

This evening we went to her community yoga class at the community center. Out on the lawn is our local War Memorial. Even though we are a small rural county, a lot of our young men died wars. I knew most of the families of the soldiers, sailors, and airmen that died. Some of the soldiers I knew personally. 

Each time I visit the memorial, it seems as though times slows down. Even though there are major roads and a Walmart close by, it seems quieter standing there. 

This evening, the clouds had moved off to the north, giving a short respite from the rain. A gentle breeze out of the south rippled the flags. It was a good way to end this special day.

 

7 comments:

  1. Funny how 'nothing special' can be SO Special at times. Rick we have enjoyed your comments/entries on Memorial day so much. They just seemed RIGHT! Thanks...

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  2. The reverence at the National war memorials is palpable. Most of us feel the sacrifice made by those who served. Did you know that The National Moment Of Remembrance is a law encouraging people to stop at 3:00 PM local time to give a minute of silence to remember those who have died in the service of our country? It was passed in 2000.

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  4. We had a lovely, peaceful day. Willy Dunne Wooters and I had dinner with Favorite Young Man. We toasted my father--not in a toaster. We drank a toast to my father.

    Love,
    Janie

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  5. Quiet days like yours are special. I do hope Jilda is better soon.

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  6. A very thoughtful post. Get well soon, Jilda!!

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  7. Very moving post especially that you know many of the men who have served

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