25 May, 2020 at 1:14 pm #1132028
Today a day in which as a Nation we honor those who served in wars and the life given by many to serve and save their people..
Arlington Cemetary is a lovely area and the trumpet blowing in honor is such a melody that hits all of us. If you can watch it.. I think it will make you as I feel.
So as I bow my head in silent pray and thank my Dad, my friends, and those who served and the families of many who made sacrifice to see their family members go to war..we salute you.
AND for the many or few I have come to know over the pond…I too salute your families services and war heros..fighters who in times of great war sacrificed their lives to keep you safe as well
1 member liked this post.27 May, 2020 at 5:05 pm #1132053
Hi Linda! while visiting America last year we stopped off for a few hours at Santa Monica pier to dip our toes in the Pacific Ocean Like you do -, would have loved to go surfing singing to the beachboys haha bit old for that now :) Sadly on this particular day their was a memorial of some sort going on for Military men and woman who had committed suicide. Young people who were struggling with mental demons caused by serving their country. I was told more than 45,000 veterans and active-duty service members have killed themselves in the past six years. That’s more than twenty a day! That’s more suicides each year than the total deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq. That’s not counting the many suicides among military families, spouses and dependants. It deeply affected me that day listening to people telling their story. Seeing soldiers polished boots tied to the wooden crosses. One father was saying one of the biggest battles is the military culture. Seeking mental health treatment goes against everything they are taught in boot camp. I just hope today there is professional help out there for any one going down this route. In the end everyone has a role in helping we love who are experiencing tough times to discuss their struggles, god bless them all…. Hope you are keeping well Linda x Its nice to see some decent posts for a change :)
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1 member liked this post.27 May, 2020 at 6:49 pm #1132061
How lovely. Thank u for sharing. Just discussed going there. Looks nice.