Memorial Day – 2010

Kiska would like to remind you that the reason we have a long weekend here in the United States of America is Memorial Day - the day we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

We received the attached as a chain email from a favorite relative, but thought it was a great series of reminders of the real purpose of the day.  We hope those of you in the U.S. enjoy your holiday Monday, but also pause to remember the real meaning of the day.

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From all of us at Chez Herd, a tremendous thank you to all of the men and women who have given the ultimate in the service of their country.  We are thankful everyday for everything that you have provided for us.

26 Comments

  1. LK on June 2, 2010 at 12:08 am

    Well you need to pick the fabric that makes you photograph the best too. Of course keeping your fur safe until you want to regather it is a big plus of fabrics too. Good job in assisting in selections. We can’t leave it up to the humans. You know they don’t want to consider the fabrics that hold our scent or fur the best. Silly beings.

    Furry Tail Wags,
    The Forget Sit and Stay Gang

  2. Zoe on June 1, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Very nicely said.

  3. norwood on May 31, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Kiska
    Excellent Post. I think those cartoons make the statement quite well. We do forget what the holiday is truly about…
    Happy Memorial Day
    norwood

  4. Lorenza on May 31, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Great tribute!
    Happy Memorial Day!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

  5. Sierra Rose on May 31, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Really nice post. Blessings.

    Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose

  6. Life With Dogs on May 31, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    A great post – we are so lucky to live in this great country, and days like this are the perfect time to remember why.

  7. Khyra & Khousin Merdie on May 31, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    Furry well pawed TH!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra & Khousin Merdie

  8. Sunny,Scooter & sometimes Jamie on May 31, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    Thank you guys. That is a wonderful post. Mom loved the cartoons reminding everyone. We wish everyone would.
    Hugs
    Jamie and the Texas Sundogs
    PS it keeps telling me I have already said that. So I will see if this helps.

  9. Sunny,Scooter & sometimes Jamie on May 31, 2010 at 11:59 am

    Thank you guys. That is a wonderful post. Mom loved the cartoons reminding everyone. We wish everyone would.
    Hugs
    Jamie and the Texas Sundogs

  10. Sagira on May 31, 2010 at 11:33 am

    I agree…we are so thankful to those who served our country, both 2 and 4 legs.

  11. Priscilla on May 31, 2010 at 11:23 am

    A very interesting and beautiful tribute to an important day.

    It sounds silly here but I’m glad I’ve found the way to follow your blog at last 🙂

  12. Priscilla on May 31, 2010 at 11:21 am

    A very interesting and beautiful tribute to an important day. Have a great memorial day!

    It sounds silly but I’m glad I finally found the way to follow your blog at last 🙂

  13. Dennis the Vizsla on May 31, 2010 at 11:12 am

    All of those are so true. (Except for the price of gas.)

  14. jack & moo on May 31, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Great Memorial Day post! We’re wooing our thanks today to. (and Miss Moo added a comment after YOUR comment on our blog, just for the herd’s “fyi”)
    Jack & moo

  15. The Army of Four on May 31, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Kiska couldn’t be more right! Great post, Herd!
    Luv,
    Dave

  16. KB on May 31, 2010 at 9:52 am

    A wonderful series of cartoons. Thanks for reminding us in such a fun way, Kiska! BTW, you’re looking quite beautiful in that photo – very floofy fur!

  17. Huskys Rule on May 31, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Wonderful tribute. We are very greatful the sacrifices that were made for our great country.
    Licks & Nibbles,
    Kody & Nia

  18. Zona on May 31, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Very true! Thank you for sharing these!!

    Wags,
    Zona

  19. Marvin on May 31, 2010 at 9:17 am

    Our thoughts are with all our friends Across The Pond on this day.

    Your pals, Jeannie and Marvin xxxxxx

  20. Houndstooth on May 31, 2010 at 8:59 am

    LOVED those cartoons! So very true! As the daughter of a veteran, the one thing that has always been important is remember those who served our country. I wish I’d found those! Thanks for sharing!

  21. The OP Pack on May 31, 2010 at 8:59 am

    Great post, TH. Everytime we read one of the items, we thought they couldn’t get any better, but they did. We loved the comparison to Thanksgiving.

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  22. Kit on May 31, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Great tribute to the heroes of this day!
    ~K

  23. Martha and Bailey on May 31, 2010 at 7:42 am

    Your pictures made the point so very well! Yes, it is important to pause, reflect and give thanks.
    xxx

  24. Stella on May 31, 2010 at 7:13 am

    Wonderful pieces to celebrate Memorial Day with! Thanks for sending them along and reminding us.

    Cheers,

    Stella, Jo and Z

  25. Mr Koda MD on May 31, 2010 at 6:19 am

    Great tribute to an important day of remembrance!

  26. Scout and Freyja on May 31, 2010 at 2:07 am

    God bless America
    God bless our Troops

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