The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

............................................ ............................................ A blog devoted to the ramblings of a small town, middle aged college professor as he experiences life and all its strange variances.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day

Traditionally, Memorial Day was a day to honor our relatives and friends who served in the military who have passed away.  My own father is one such fellow. He earned two bronze stars and a Purple Heart medal during his service in the 101st Airborne Division in World War II.  I also have many other relatives who served in the military as well who have passed away.

Memorial Day has grown to encompass a remembrance of ALL relatives and friends who have died.  This weekend, when I placed flowers on the grave markers of all my relatives who have died, I worked to recall all the fun times we had together.  I miss you all, and appreciate the impact each of you have had in shaping me.  I hope I am not a disappointment to you.  

PipeTobacco

1 Comments:

Blogger BBC said...

I did my four years of service but I don't pay a lot of attention to the holiday.

A lot of people just use it as an excuse to have a three day weekend. And there is a lot of extra travel, getting more of them killed because of congestion.

Tuesday, 27 May, 2014  

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