Monday, May 25, 2009

Remembering our Soldiers

To those American servicemen and women who made the ultimate sacrifice, we remember them on Memorial Day.

While we honor them with parades and barbecues and a federal holiday, we also thank God, because freedom isn't free.

Selmians will commemorate our war dead today with an 11 o'clock ceremony at Memorial Stadium. At 3 p.m., everything including traffic, will stop for one minute. Sirens will sound throughout the city and county, and people are asked to stop and observe a moment of silence as part of the National Moment of Remembrance.

This exhibit of military uniforms from various wars and branches of service is on display at the Vaughan-Smitherman Museum.


Kate said...

A very thoughtful way to honour the day. I left the following quote on my blog because I believe that it is true.

June Jordan wrote, "To live means you owe something big to those whose lives were taken away from them."

Anonymous said...

Nice looking display of uniforms. I hope the lowly private is also represented with a uniform. They are the ones who die the most and do the most work. But officers are usually given the top spots.

My look back to the good old days on Decoration Day

bfarr said...

Nice display of uniforms.

Marie said...

I admire the way the Americans pay tribute to their soldiers. I wish French people did the same.

Jacob said...

An unusual photo to pay tribute to our servicemen and servicewomen who sacrificed for the freedom this country represents.

Very nice!

D said...

What a nice tribute. I wish our town did something similar. I'm always concerned that we get so wrapped up in the cookout we forget what the day is about.