Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Memorial Day

Honor to those who never sought it;
Fame to those who never wished it;
Glory to those who never dreamed it;
Immortality, for they earned it.
~ Mike Grissom
Before talking about our Memorial Day celebration, I wanted to take a minute and remind myself that it is intended to be a day spent reflecting on the memory of fallen soldiers. Without revealing too much about my political views, I'm terribly saddened by the loss of life our country is experiencing (and other countries are experiencing as well). I'm proud of those who have volunteered to serve and pray each and every one comes home safely to their families.

In Israel, there is a Memorial Day (Yom Hazikaron) followed immediately by Independence Day (Yom Ha'atzmaut). Memorial Day is somber and reflective and Independence Day is celebratory and festive. I think that is a good way to remember those no longer with us while still honoring those who remain.

That being said, we did have a great time at a poolside BBQ with some of our best friends. The guys did the grilling (or hiding from the kids as we like to say), while we swam, chatted, and just relaxed. Couldn't have asked for better weather or company. Enjoy the pictures :-D.

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