Saturday, December 20, 2008

Arlington at Christmas


Rest easy, sleep well my brothers.
Know the line has held, your job is done.
Rest easy, sleep well.
Others have taken up where you fell,
the line has held.
Peace, peace, and farewell!


With much love, respect and regard for those who have given their lives for us.  For those who continue to make the sacrifice.  And for those who will.

21 comments:

Living on the Spit said...

What a wonderful sight. It has left me speechless in their deserving honor.

Marlene

Flea said...

Words don't begin to do justice to the sacrifices made. Thank you for today's post.

Debbie said...

Awww Mama. Beautiful and God bless everyone of them and their families.

Everyone should see this...I may put it on mine too, if that's okay?

Debra (a/k/a Doris, Mimi) said...

This post is inspiring. The meaning of Christmas is often lost in the bustle of shopping, wrapping gifts, decorations, party planning, and Santa. Not that this is wrong, but it's important to remember the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives to keep ours safe. Thanks much for the reality check.

Daryl said...

Amen

:-Daryl

asthmagirl said...

Beautiful.

Deb said...

where was the Kleenex warning posted before the read?

God Bless and Amen

Laura ~Peach~ said...

amen and amen... Beautiful!

tj said...

...I just came from Country Girl's site and now this, I'm gonna go into the ugly cry now... :o)

...That was beautiful. Thank you for sharing MPM...

..."Merry Christmas!"

...Blessings...

noble pig said...

Very nice Mama.

Sassy said...

What an absolutely touching sight...just last night we were listening to the radio station with christmas music on and you know how the service men and women come on and wish their loved ones a Merry Christmas...well my brother in law who is married to my sister came on and we got soooo excited!!! He is in Korea in an absolutely scary and horrible area and we worry and pray for him constantly...thank you for thinking of the men and women who have sacrificed so much for us...sorry this is a novel, but I just thought I would share our little experience last evening.

Country Girl said...

Oh, my heart is full. Thanks for the reminder.

TSannie said...

Amen.

Snooty Primadona said...

That really takes a lot of work from a great number of dedicated people. We should all take a few moments to think of all who have & who will serve to protect this country. Thanks for the reminder...

Lisa said...

Yes, there are many families that will not have a "Merry" Christmas. The sacrifice is great, I hope we do have a resolution to this soon, but not holding my breath! It is a very ugly time in the world.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

hummm how do I do it you ask.... well its kinda like eatting an elephant one bite at a time:) Believe it or not i really have a big lazy streak but when I do finally get to moving and doing I can go like the energizer bunny ... look out when the crash comes ... i can sleep 10 hours then. I think I have a bit of the ADHD that my son was diagnosed with but with age and learning to control the thought processes I can direct that insanity and use it for good :) martha will tell you in a second that when I am in down mode i am worse than a slug and to her her poor deprived self thats always .... if she only realised!
Happy monday I hope you guys are not snowed and iced in... its downright chilly here this morning and only supposed to be just above freezing in Atlanta today. (about 10 degrees warmer here on the east side of GA)
well best go get my clothes on Martha is nearly dressed!
HUGSSSSSSS
laura

imbeingheldhostage said...

Beautiful. This says a lot about you, a person who takes the time to acknowledge veterans during the Christmas holiday and not just at Memorial or Veterans. God Bless you.

Keetha said...

I'm at work and can't watch this now because I know it will make me cry. Thank you for posting it, though - I will watch it this evening.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Very nice Mama. Thanks for the reminder that our freedom is not free.

Suz Broughton said...

THis is really beautiful. Thanks for posting and reminding us of their sacrifice.

Egghead said...

This was wonderful.