by Janet Blue on May 29, 2017

Memorial Day: Remembering

Memorial Day is an American holiday. It is observed on the last Monday of May and honors the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War. It took more than 100 years for Memorial Day to become an official federal holiday. That didn’t occur until 1971.


Remembering those killed at Normandy in World War II.

Dad Tom and the petretary visited Normandy (France) American Cemetery & Memorial in 2013.


Though Memorial Day was established to honor those who have given their lives in service to our country, we asked Mom if we could honor her father as well as Dad Tom’s. They both served in Word War II and returned home at the conclusion of the war. Mom’s dad was in the U.S. Army. Dad’s father was in the U.S. Navy.


Remembering Mom's dad.

Harvey H. Buickerood – 1943


Remembering Dad's dad.

Harriet and E.M. Blue – Washington D.C. – 1945


Our prayers today are with all the families who have lost friends and loved ones in service to the USA. And we applaud all those who have served and are currently serving in our military.


p.s. We had planned to share photos of the all the goodies we received from Bionic Basil as well. But we decided not to dilute this post. We will share that with you tomorrow.


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Emma and Buster May 30, 2017 at 12:10 am

Happy Memorial Day!
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The Island Cats May 29, 2017 at 6:06 pm

We remember the fallen heroes today. Enjoy your Memorial Day.
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McGuffy's Reader May 29, 2017 at 3:14 pm

Have a blessed Memorial Day. HUGS.
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Hemingway and Steinbeck May 29, 2017 at 2:12 pm

Wonderful post for a special day. We are sending all of you purrs and head bumps in celebration. Have a super day rejoicing in freedom.
Stereo purrs……….Hemingway and Steinbeck
Hugs and scritches……Pam (The Mom)


caren gittleman May 29, 2017 at 1:59 pm

this was a wonderful post, thank you to your family who served
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The Swiss Cats May 29, 2017 at 1:56 pm

Beautiful tribute. Happy Memorial Day ! Purrs
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Annabelle May 29, 2017 at 10:31 am

What a lovely tribute.


Ellen Pilch May 29, 2017 at 10:10 am

Wonderful photos, I am thankful to all who served. XO
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Brian Frum May 29, 2017 at 9:15 am

Such a terrific post! We honor our heroes each and every day. Happy Memorial Day everyone!
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The Menagerie Mom May 29, 2017 at 9:15 am

Beautiful tribute. We owe so much to those who lost their lives fighting for us and our country. We are thankful for their service, and for the service of all of those who have fought for our country. Happy Memorial Day!
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Teddy and Pam May 29, 2017 at 5:15 am

We are remembering today too…..those of us “of a certain age” (!) had parents who served during WWII or other conflicts since and many before as well……and we remember and honor all of those who served today. Love the photos – makes us proud to share……both your Dad and Tom’s Dad look wonderful in their uniforms! Hope you all have a quiet and peaceful day of remembering.

Hugs, Pam (and Teddy too)
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Lone Star Cats May 29, 2017 at 5:03 am

Happy Memorial Day!
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JeanneP of Bichonpawz May 29, 2017 at 2:49 am

Thank you to your dads for their service.
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Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles May 29, 2017 at 2:48 am

Such important sacrificial service, esp for those who were not able to go home again…freedom for sure comes at great cost.


Summer May 29, 2017 at 2:28 am

Thank you to your dads for their service.
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