What are you doing this Memorial Day?

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  1. laughinReaper
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    What are you doing this Memorial day?

    I will probably go to the Cemetery to Check in on my Uncles and Cousin's graves. My Cousin Ray was a Navy Vet and my Uncle was Army in Vietnam. I will try to get to the local parade to show support. Having a cookout on Monday afternoon.

    Have a good and safe weekend.
     
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    Sounds like a perfect way to spend some time this weekend...Very nice... :clap2:
     
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    That sounds so perfect, laughinReaper. :)

    I am very fortunate to have a job I love and that includes working most weekends and holidays, because I prefer those. Many tourists are in town always, and I love to meet and laugh with them, when they come in the gallery.

    I will also stop by the Vietnam Memorial at a local park, overlooking the ocean, to pay my deepest held respect for all my loved ones, and all Americans, who gave their lives, in many wars...


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    I'll visit my grandparents graves and put flowers down.....
    My parents don't have graves. They both wanted to have their ashes thrown to the wind. My mom died in 1993 and because she always wanted to see the world, my dad put some of her ashes in our woods out back, some in the Gulf of Mexico, and some in the Atlantic. My dad died in 1997, and he just wanted to be at home. So we put all of his ashes in the woods where mom is, on our property. I go back there and talk to them sometimes................
     
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    What I do every year.

    Going to the hardware store early and buying about $50 worth of those little American flag stick in the ground things.

    Putting them in the "Tour Pack" of my bike and riding to Quantico National Cemetery. Planting as many as I can, especially on the graves of the young kids killed recently.

    Then kneeling and saying about 20 Hail Mary's.

    Then walking through the cemetery for a couple hours talking to families who have come to visit and extend to them my sympathies, prayers and my thanks for their husband's/son's/wife's/daughter's service to our nation.
     
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    Very nice.
     
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    Putting on a BBQ for 16 close friends and family members.
     
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    Getting together with family...we'll grill good stuff and swim in the pool, then gather around the fire pit in the evening.:thup:

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    There's a Veteran's Memorial service at 10am. I always make at least one of those.
     
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    What am I going to do?

    Simple.............I'm going to wake up, post my American flag outside my house, go to the store and buy a couple of steaks and some pineapple.

    Then? I'm gonna roast the steaks with some special spices, roast the pineapple and then after it's brown,dip it in a bath of brown sugar and water.

    Then? I'm gonna eat and thank the Father that I live in a free country and can do that.

    Then? I'll let Him tell me thanks for my 20 years of service.
     

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