Monday, May 28, 2012

Thoughts on Memorial Day

What I have to say below is not about politics, it is about my feelings on this Memorial Day. 

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. 
 ~From a headstone in Ireland

I am concerned this Memorial Day because I know none of our heroes died for a divided country. They died fighting an enemy from beyond our borders. They died because they thought this country worth fighting and dying for. This country isn't perfect now and wasn't perfect then, yet there was promise here. Promise that it would get better, promise that those who came here from other countries could work toward a better life, promise of civil rights for everyone, of same pay for same work, of a good education, and so much more. No country is perfect, but the United States is a good one. I strongly believe we have to watch out now, because damage is being done here. Damage from within that could bring us down in a way no outside force ever could. My one wish this Memorial Day is that we bury our differences and prejudices and move forward together.

This post was inspired by Kittie Howard's  post of today. 


  1. Hi Inger - well said .. we forget the troubles we have at home .. and need to do our best to bring harmony and peace to our own countries.

    However we remember all of the fallen .. over time.

    With thoughts - Hilary

  2. Hi Inger - great post and very well said!

    Big hugs

  3. Nu har värmeböljan börjat ge behöver vi regn. Det är supertorrt i markerna. Jag rensade lite i blomlanden i helgen och var lika ren efteråt.
    Kram från oss

  4. I couldn't agree more, Inger!...:)JP

  5. I'm with you on this Inger.

  6. Inger...AMEN! I just had this conversation with a friend and said regradless of who you are voting for in the election, as long as congress is divided and hellbent on causing failure for the other party, the country is doomed and it won't matter who wins because we will all lose.
    Thanks so much!

  7. Thank you, Inger, for your beautiful words. Big red, white and blue applause! Country above politics is key.

  8. This is all very moving and emotionally charged as can be seen in the comments and in yours and 'Kitty's' post.
    Everything appears to be so 'black and white' in the world today....such extremities exist that divide people and countries.

    You know what is so positive, enlightening and hopeful about this discourse in our two countries? Well, that there are people like you and Kitty who recognize the grave situation our 'worlds' are in! There is only one way to stop the insanity....we can and will VOTE for people who feel the way we do!

    Sounds too simple? That is the only way and it will take time. It scares me what certain politicians in my country of Canada are trying to 'put through' laws that will have devastating effects on a lot of citizens for a long time ahead. And all due to 'party politics'!

    Great conversation started here Inger! Keep it going!

  9. Very thoughtful, indeed, Inger.

    But. Sadly.

    What of fighting an unknown enemy
    in an unbecoming place
    for uncertain reasons?

    We have memorials for that do, do we not?
    Whether in Canada,
    or the U.S.?

    But the pain is no different.

    And, yes, you and Tracy are so right!

    Yet, there are some who feel that
    if "we bury our differences and prejudices
    and move forward together,"
    they will have sold their souls,
    so they cannot,
    or will not,
    do that.

    They must,
    they absolutely MUST
    that is different
    from them,
    because it is different.

    Blessings and Bear hugs on a difficult Memorial Day.

  10. Wonderful message and I totally agree. Thank you.

  11. Ditto other's thoughts and comments. Our battles are so expensive; in lives and heartache and money. We could save a lot and work towards a better country focusing here - my thoughts!
    Thanks for stopping by and commenting about my posts. I do appreciate having folks, like you, read my blog.

  12. amen and amen to your thoughts, i agree 100 percent.


Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger


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