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Monday, May 30, 2011

Playdate ~ Memorial Day

Today is Monday and we link up with Laura over at "Wellspring" for her weekly Monday playdate; please go check her out and link up with her and many others and share your play date with the Lord. You will be blessed by each and everyone.
http://www.lauraboggess.com/

My playdate today is of the Untied States Of America and the men and women that fought for our freedoms here in the United States. Past and present. I am honored to say thank you to each and everyone of them. I have the great pleasure of calling up family members and thanking them for their service to this country.
I have an Uncle that is laid to rest in Arlington Cemetery in a place of honor.
So to each of you and your families that have given I say thank you with a very humbled heart.

The first two photos are of my flag that I was given that belonged to my grandparents and was hang in the front yard of their home in Seattle,Washington. My Aunt Carol gave it to me shortly after I had moved back to the PNW. I just love this flag and means so much to me..I hope to pass this flag onto my oldest grandson Anthony.



Proudly Waves


Double Vision



The pictures below are of the display of flags that where put out in honor of those men and women that have served and gave their lives. There are even the POW flags among this display.
My husband had come home from work the other day and said, honey I want to show you something.
He pulled out his cell phone.And showed me a picture he had took from the car window coming home. He told me across the street from where he works they had made a beautiful display. How all these people where pulling over and taking pictures.
People where pulling over and getting out of there cars to take pictures.
So on Sunday when I had to do some grocery shopping I decide this would be a great time to have a wonderful play date with the camera while honoring those that served and gave their lives for my freedom.
It was a gloomy over cast day. But many cars where still coming and pulling over and looking as well as taking pictures.
It is really awesome when a company takes time to put out a display and honor those that are lost for our freedoms.
Freedom isn't free it does cost.
Just as it cost our Lord for our freedom from sin of this world and to have a life every lasting with Him.
No greater love than another to lay down his life for another.

NKJV
John 15:13

"Greater love has no one than this then to lay down one's life for his friend."

The photos below are the display that was put out along side the road side of the business of  "On Semiconductor"
www.onsemiconductor.com
Halsey near my hubby's work.
I just wish I could have captured the awesomeness of this display.

I'm sure there are many displays and events around our many communities this day. Please take time and pay your respect even if it is in a silent prayer of thanks.

Have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day!



















Do you like to fly your Flag proudly?









7 comments:

Thisisme. said...

Wonderful post for Memorial Day, Bethe. All those little flags - how good that someone took the trouble to do that. No wonder everyone was stopping to have a good look. Your own flags look fantastic and I think it's lovely that they used to belong to your grandparents.

Rosebud Collection said...

Wow, what a beautiful display of flags..Makes you so proud..Your flag is wonderful too..I have my flag up too..Very proud to be an American..
Enjoy the rest of the day..xoxoRosebud/Carolyn

Laura said...

Oh, Beth, this brought tears. Yesterday at church we honored those who have fallen and also those who have served. My husband sang the saddest, most beautiful song called A Prayer to St. Peter. Here is the utube address if you are interested:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWJZFoUA7sc

It made me cry. Yes, today we remember. So much love to you, sweet friend.

Amy said...

What a perfect post for today! The pictures, verse, and your words are very touching. Remembering with you. . .

Jodi said...

A wonderful tribute.

Shanda said...

I think I would have bawled if I had seen these photos in person. And what a great verse to put with them, "No greater love than to give up one's life for a friend." Bless you.
Thank you for visiting my blog today and encouraging me.

Rainbow said...

Bethe,
I love the flag pictures they are awesome :)
thank you for sharing...the one I used yesterday my cousin actually took near her home town in TX. She is here with me right now.

I fly my flag proud.

Blessings
Rainbow