Monday, May 31, 2010

honor(ing)

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I have never been able to think of the day as one of mourning; I have never quite been able to feel that half-masted flags were appropriate on Decoration Day. I have rather felt that the flag should be at the peak, because those whose dying we commemorate rejoiced in seeing it where their valor placed it. We honor them in a joyous, thankful, triumphant commemoration of what they did. ~Benjamin Harrison

3 comments:

notsosmallthings.com said...

Gorgeous post, Cathy. I couldn't agree more. And I do so love that photo!!

Mrs. C... said...

My flag is also flying high, so that all may see. For some it is a sad day, but for most of us it should be a day of Thanksgiving. Let the BBQ's fire up, as I can't think of a better way to start summer ~ or end spring. Happy Weekend friend

patty said...

oh, cathy... are we on the same page {again} or what?
your photo is aMAZing!! and i love that quote! give thanks and rejoice! :))

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