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» MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND: HONOR THE TROOPS from Michelle Malkin
Blackfive: Opening the gates of heaven Mudvile Gazette: Sacred words Photo of the day: Maj. Mark Bieger... [Read More]

» This Memorial Day stop to remember who fought and from The Pink Flamingo Bar Grill
Blackfive one of my favorite spots to check out news on the military is running some terrific articles about those marvelous young people who have given their all to insure that your children and mine sleep safe at night. Do him the honor of visiting... [Read More]

» Memorial Day from Stryker Brigade News
"Not only are they commemorated by columns and inscriptions, but there dwells also an unwritten memorial of them, graven not on stone but in the hearts of men." -- Pericles (c. 600 B.C.E.) Our coverage of Memorial Day continues... [Read More]

» Memorial Day Link from Right Hand of God
I'm sure this won't be the only link we post for Memorial Day, but it's a good one to start on. Blackfive, while a common link among bloggers, isn't yet a daily read for me, but it's getting there. I haven't read much on his site, but I'm pointing... [Read More]

» Remember The Fallen from Righty in a Lefty State
Monday the 30th is Memorial Day, set aside to honor the memories of fallen U.S. service men and women [Read More]

» Remember... from Sons of the Republic
This weekend, across the fruited plain and on both coasts, summer will officially start. Back yard BBQ's (even the one at Cordeiro Manor - if I can get it to work) will be fired up. Much carousing and festivities will take place... [Read More]

» Why Memorial Day? from Sierra Faith
Blackfive helps us remember why.... [Read More]

» Daily Dish from The Cool Blue Blog
Memorials Honoring the fallen heros of past and present wars on Memorial Day is a thing that is not exclusive to service members present and retired, but there is no doubt that they, and the family members of the fallen, [Read More]

» Taps from Balance Sheet
Blackfive has a lot of moving posts in his comments on Opening The Gates of Heaven. Go read. A friend of mine is manning that gate. Say hi to Mike for me. Also from Blackfive are the lyrics to Taps:... [Read More]

» Taps from Balance Sheet
Blackfive has a lot of moving posts in his comments on Opening The Gates of Heaven. Go read. A friend of mine is manning that gate. Say hi to Mike for me. Also from Blackfive are the lyrics to Taps:... [Read More]

» So Help Me God from Stop The ACLU
Now, as you remember the fallen, just keep in mind as you enjoy your barbeque, pic-nic, or whatever you and your family will be doing that the ACLU is ever vigilant. Think about this: While the ACLU attacks the Boyscouts for having the word "God" ... [Read More]

» Some Early Memorial Day Thoughts from The Noonz Wire
I haven't finished organizing my thoughts about what I'd like to write for Memorial Day. Until then, go and read Blackfive's "Opening The Gates of Heaven". [Read More]

» Memory - 2005 from TacJammer
[This post will remain up top through Monday.] In some peoples' opinions, there is a certain nobility associated with serving in the armed forces, regardless of the service performed. Perhaps this is so. I served, but my contribution in the... [Read More]

» 2LT Cowherd, Final Roll Call. from Argghhh! The Home Of Two Of Jonah's Military Guys..
This is the final chapter of last year's post. To keep in synch, read the post above this if you haven't already. "First Sergeant, Call the Roll." Lieutenant Leonard Cowherd... Lieutenant Leonard Cowherd... Lieutenant Leonard Cowherd... "First Sergeant... [Read More]

» War And Remembrance from GM's Corner
This is not about national news, partisan bickering, stupidity of government, comedy (oh, wait, is that the same thing?) or any other post I have done. This is about a boy and his dad. I'm was the boy and this is about one of my heroes, my Dad. Forgiv... [Read More]

» Memorial Day from Banter in Atlanter
For Memorial Day I send you to The Barking Moonbat Early Warning System for a little education about The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. I have had the honor to see the tomb and the changing of the guard in [Read More]

» Memorial Day from Banter in Atlanter
For Memorial Day I send you to The Barking Moonbat Early Warning System for a little education about The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. I have had the honor to see the tomb and the changing of the guard in [Read More]

» Stories for Memorial Day from Defense Industry Daily
"I have focused on just a few of the fallen over the last few years. I've lost three good friends during the War on Terror. And I write about the others to ensure that we don't forget their sacrifices - I do that for me as much as for anybody. I can't... [Read More]

» Memorial Day, 2005 from Winds of Change.NET
Blackfive and Mudville Gazette have their posts and roundups today. As a gesture of respect and gratitude to our American readers and team members, so we we.... [Read More]

» Memorial Day, 2005 from Winds of Change.NET
Blackfive and Mudville Gazette have their posts and roundups today. As a gesture of respect and gratitude to our American readers and team members, so we we.... [Read More]

» Memorial Day-Thank you, and welcome home from My Newz 'n Ideas
Tomorrow is Memorial Day. At 3 pm, the nation will take one minute out of the year for a moment of silence to reflect on all the sacrifices made to preserve our freedoms. I think we should do this more often, but I hope you join me tomorrow at 3 pm, wh... [Read More]

» Iraq Report, 30 May/05 from Winds of Change.NET
MAY 30/05 TOPICS INCL: Operation Lightning; Zarqawi's fate; Operation Squeeze Play; the insurgency grows smarter; prayers for al-Zarqawi; reconstruction highlights; the death penalty returns to Iraq; the Wolf Brigade; Carnival of the Liberated; Tariq A... [Read More]

» Memorial Day. from On The Third Hand
Today is the day we honor those who paid the final price to keep us free. They've left us a debt we can never repay. All we can do is promise to carry that torch of freedom onward. Here are some posts on Memorial Day that I hope you will read: Memor... [Read More]

» Communion of the Fallen from Legacy Matters™

This Memorial Day For Marines, Taps is the call to God to open up the gates of Heaven says Blackfive.  At the Mudville Gazette, we are reminded every time we visit that "Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men... [Read More]

» Memorial Day 2005 from Outside The Beltway
President Bush’s Memorial Day Radio Address This Memorial Day weekend, Americans pay tribute to those who have given their lives in the service of our nation. As we honor the members of our Armed Forces who have died for our freedom, we also h... [Read More]

» Memorial Day, 2005 from Winds of Change.NET
Blackfive and Mudville Gazette have their posts and roundups today. As a gesture of respect and gratitude to our American readers and team members, so we we.... [Read More]

» MEMORIAL DAY from INDC Journal
(Photo: INDC) Revisit last year's photo-rich coverage of the dedication of the World War II Memorial, Part One and Part Two. (Photo: INDC) And make sure to read Blackfive's advice on how to celebrate Memorial Day, as well as... [Read More]

» MEMORIAL DAY from INDC Journal
(Photo: INDC - Larger image) Revisit last year's photo-rich coverage of the dedication of the World War II Memorial, Part One and Part Two. (Photo: INDC) And make sure to read Blackfive's advice on how to celebrate Memorial Day,... [Read More]

» Reading 'Round the Web from Democracy Project
As you would expect, many blogs have both excellent posts, along with loads of links, to mark Memorial Day. Blackfive reprints a moving letter about a Marine killed May 9 in Iraq. He advises those of us who remember such... [Read More]

» Memorial Day from The Indepundit
SATURDAY, my friend Wayne and I joined Da Goddess, Little Dude, and hundreds of boy and girl scouts for a Memorial Day event at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. Our mission: to place an American flag on every grave site in... [Read More]

» Memorial Day from The Indepundit
SATURDAY, my friend Wayne and I joined Da Goddess, Little Dude, and hundreds of boy and girl scouts for a Memorial Day event at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. Our mission: to place an American flag on every grave site in... [Read More]

» http://www.adustylife.com/blog/archives/2005/05/_today_is_a_bea.html from A Dusty Life
Today is a beautiful Memorial Day in Silver Spring, MD. I've missed out on the Hepzibah Triathlon for the first time in quite a while, and I missed watching the Indy 500. Those two things have been a good... [Read More]

» Happy Memorial Day; THANK YOU and God Bless from Scared Monkeys
A special thank you to the many men and women of our armed services that have paid the ultimate sacrifice to their country so that we all are afforded the rights and liberties that make us the greatest nation on earth. Thank you to those also who ar... [Read More]

» Memorial Day from A Dusty Life
Today is a beautiful Memorial Day in Silver Spring, MD. I've missed out on the Hepzibah Triathlon for the first time in quite a while, and I missed watching the Indy 500. Those two things have been a good... [Read More]

» My thanks from MY Vast Right Wing Conspiracy
   It is, of course, Memorial Day. On this day, we honor those who have given all for duty, honor, and country, and we thank those who have and still are serving our country. Let's do something more. Please find an organization t... [Read More]

» Memorial Day from panda ponders
Memorial Day honors all men and women who have served our country...... [Read More]

» DOING MY PART, SIR. from Cold Spring Shops
At Blackfive, some Memorial Day advice. [Read More]

» Memorial Day Prayer from My Newz 'n Ideas
I pray your Memorial Day was a happy and healthy one. I also pray for our men and women who were unable to join us either because they are on duty risking their lives, shuffling paper (that is important, too), or they just happen to be with the Father.... [Read More]

» Memorial Day from SlagleRock's Slaughterhouse
"And when this ceremony is concluded, and all of us have gone on our way, the Honor Guard will keep watch over the Tomb. Every hour of every day, on the coldest nights, in the hardest rain, there is a... [Read More]

» A Few Final Thoughts on Memorial Day from Soldiers' Angel - Holly Aho
Last Friday I was listening the Sean Hannity's radio show. They were 'interviewing' ordinary people, adults, on whether or not they knew what Memorial Day was for, along with a few easy history questions such as who fought in the Civil War. Some of the... [Read More]

» Memorial Day from SlagleRock's Slaughterhouse
"And when this ceremony is concluded, and all of us have gone on our way, the Honor Guard will keep watch over the Tomb. Every hour of every day, on the coldest nights, in the hardest rain, there is a... [Read More]

» Memorial Day from The Gantry Launchpad
Reposted from May 31, 2004, on what I think about on Memorial Day: I'm taking the time to remember my father today. He fought in the Second World War as an infantryman. He was "just" one of the mudfaces. Like many veterans, he almost never talked about... [Read More]

» Memorial Day from The Gantry Launchpad
Reposted from May 31, 2004, on what I think about on Memorial Day: I'm taking the time to remember my father today. He fought in the Second World War as an infantryman. He was "just" one of the mudfaces. Like many veterans, he almost never talked about... [Read More]

» Memorial Day from The Gantry Launchpad
Reposted from May 31, 2004, on what I think about on Memorial Day: I'm taking the time to remember my father today. He fought in the Second World War as an infantryman. He was "just" one of the mudfaces. Like many veterans, he almost never talked about... [Read More]

» Arlington National Cemetery, John Wesley Yoest, USN, BMCS from Reasoned Audacity: Politics in Real Life
Every time we've made the left turn onto Eisenhower Drive, and passed through the imposing brick gates of Arlington National Cemetery, I've been overwhelmed with emotion. Family members of those buried at Arlington National Cemetery are given a special... [Read More]

» Arlington National Cemetery, John Wesley Yoest, USN, BMCS from Reasoned Audacity: Politics in Real Life
Every time we've made the left turn onto Eisenhower Drive, and passed through the imposing brick gates of Arlington National Cemetery, I've been overwhelmed with emotion. Family members of those buried at Arlington National Cemetery are given a special... [Read More]

» Arlington National Cemetery, A Memorial Day Tribute from Jack Yoest
A cross post from Charmaine at Reasoned Audacity, last year. Every time we've made the left turn onto Eisenhower Drive, and passed through the imposing brick gates of Arlington National Cemetery, I've been overwhelmed with emotion. Family members of th... [Read More]

» Arlington National Cemetery, A Memorial Day Tribute from Jack Yoest
A cross post from Charmaine at Reasoned Audacity, last year. Every time we've made the left turn onto Eisenhower Drive, and passed through the imposing brick gates of Arlington National Cemetery, I've been overwhelmed with emotion. Family members of th... [Read More]

» Arlington National Cemetery, A Memorial Day Tribute from Jack Yoest
A cross post from Charmaine at Reasoned Audacity, last year. Every time we've made the left turn onto Eisenhower Drive, and passed through the imposing brick gates of Arlington National Cemetery, I've been overwhelmed with emotion. Family members of th... [Read More]

» Arlington National Cemetery, A Memorial Day Tribute from Jack Yoest
A cross post from Charmaine at Reasoned Audacity, last year. Every time we've made the left turn onto Eisenhower Drive, and passed through the imposing brick gates of Arlington National Cemetery, I've been overwhelmed with emotion. Family members of th... [Read More]

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