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Saturday, May 23, 2015



Made this to honor my husband who served in Viet Nam

Thinking about Memorial Day today,
 after my husband commented how busy the highway
 was on his way home from town. 
Everybody is going somewhere this weekend 
to celebrate Memorial Day. 
We typically don't do any celebrating as such. 
It is more a quiet day....a day of thinking about Memorial Day
 and those who have gone before us. 
We have had many family members who have served,
 on both sides of the family, including my husband who 
was in Viet Nam. They have all come home 
after their service, pretty much unharmed. Makes me
 wonder why some are chosen to die, and others are not, 
I have heard of some families who have lost more 
than one family member,
 some even 3 and 4 members of the same family. 
What is their Memorial Day like?
 How do they spend this holiday? 
Freedom is not free.
 It is impossible to put a price on it or measure it in any way, 
other than by counting the ones who lost their life 
in defending that freedom. Other things are hard to measure too........the pain that soldiers and their families
 have been through,physical,emotional,spiritual,
missed opportunities for those who had plans, 
dreams of coming home and building a family,
 a home or a career.
 The one thing I find IMPOSSIBLE TO EXPRESS IS THE AMOUNT OF GRATITUDE 
I have for those who lost their lives, 
the families who waited for them,
 to those who are having to serve as we speak.
 War is Hell......Freedom isn't Free!
 That's what I will be thinking about
Happy Stitching! Carol

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