Sunday, May 30, 2010

Memorial Day

Tomorrow is Memorial Day in the United States. It is a time to think about and pay respects to all the men and women who have served their country in uniform.

Thank you to all of them and to all the proud and brave Canadians who have fought and served side by side with the Americans and Allied forces. Young men and women of both countries are still placing their lives in danger so those of us at home can live in freedom.

I still remember January, 1980, when the Canadians rescued six American diplomats by smuggling them out of Iran at great risk to the Canadians' lives. The six diplomats had managed to avoid being caught and held hostage in November, 1979. There have been many, many times when the Canadians and Americans have worked together over the years.

God bless you all and God bless the USA and Canada.


Snappy Di said...

Absolutely! We not only need to hold our Americans in high esteem, but also those of our allies who gave their lives as well.

The Blue Ridge Gal

L. D. Burgus said...

Your photos are so splendid in every way and the words are to be applauded.

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful, Russell.

I also posted a Decoration Day/ Memorial day post. MB

Valerie said...

Happy Memorial Day. The UK's memorial day is in November but today I'm sharing yours as well.

Hilary said...

Very beautiful, Russell. Thanks for including Canadian soldiers in your Memorial Day thoughts. As you know, there's one newly-commissioned Officer whom I love dearly.

Carla said...

Amen! It is important to remember our Allies as well.

Jo said...

Yes, this would be a very different world now if it were not for the Canadians and the Americans -- especially the Americans -- during the Second World War.

I hope Canadians and Americans will always be such great friends. :-)

A Lady's Life said...

We certainly are grateful for our men and women who give up their lives for freedom .It is so hard to obtain it and so easy to lose.
This world truly needs all of Gods blessings for mankind to survive.