Monday, May 31, 2010


Please lets all remember this Memorial Day and the many scarifices that have been made to keep our country safe. Also, on this day as we remember these scarifices that we take the time to follow what is happening in our great Country of America. We have some things happening that we need to stand up and speak out against. Our country is in much turmoil. So I beg you as Americans to learn history and see how far away from the Constitution we have fallen. Lets not just sat by and see our country change into something where we might not have the freedoms that so many have fought for. for so many years.


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Decoration Day/Memorial Day Thinking of the Past

As we prepare for Memorial weekend, I thought, How did the start of Memorial Day begin. I knew it was to Honor the Fallen Heroes that had fought in the wars. So I decided to do a little search and I found this information and so I decided to share it with everyone. We sometimes forget the meaning of our Holidays and just take everything for granded. I know I have. So let me share some History with you about Memorial Day and lets try as a Nation to remember the scarfices that were made for the freedom of our country. But lets also remember the ones that have been hurt and wounded all these years too. Memorial Day Honors those that have payed the ultimate price with their lifebut there are many who are wounded that have paid a price for there service for many years. Also, lets please remember the men and women who are right now serving and making more scarfices so that our country can be free. Please remember the families too.
Memorial Day History
Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30. It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country.

The first large observance was held that year at Arlington National Cemetery, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.

The ceremonies centered around the mourning-draped veranda of the Arlington mansion, once the home of Gen. Robert E. Lee. Various Washington officials, including Gen. and Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant, presided over the ceremonies. After speeches, children from the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Orphan Home and members of the GAR made their way through the cemetery, strewing flowers on both Union and Confederate graves, reciting prayers and singing hymns.

Local Observances Claim To Be First Local springtime tributes to the Civil War dead already had been held in various places. One of the first occurred in Columbus, Miss., April 25, 1866, when a group of women visited a cemetery to decorate the graves of Confederate soldiers who had fallen in battle at Shiloh. Nearby were the graves of Union soldiers, neglected because they were the enemy. Disturbed at the sight of the bare graves, the women placed some of their flowers on those graves, as well.

Today, cities in the North and the South claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day in 1866. Both Macon and Columbus, Ga., claim the title, as well as Richmond, Va. The village of Boalsburg, Pa., claims it began there two years earlier. A stone in a Carbondale, Ill., cemetery carries the statement that the first Decoration Day ceremony took place there on April 29, 1866. Carbondale was the wartime home of Gen. Logan. Approximately 25 places have been named in connection with the origin of Memorial Day, many of them in the South where most of the war dead were buried.

Official Birthplace Declared In 1966, Congress and President Lyndon Johnson declared Waterloo, N.Y., the “birthplace” of Memorial Day. There, a ceremony on May 5, 1866, honored local veterans who had fought in the Civil War. Businesses closed and residents flew flags at half-staff. Supporters of Waterloo’s claim say earlier observances in other places were either informal, not community-wide or one-time events.

By the end of the 19th century, Memorial Day ceremonies were being held on May 30 throughout the nation. State legislatures passed proclamations designating the day, and the Army and Navy adopted regulations for proper observance at their facilities.

It was not until after World War I, however, that the day was expanded to honor those who have died in all American wars. In 1971, Memorial Day was declared a national holiday by an act of Congress, though it is still often called Decoration Day. It was then also placed on the last Monday in May, as were some other federal holidays.

Some States Have Confederate Observances Many Southern states also have their own days for honoring the Confederate dead. Mississippi celebrates Confederate Memorial Day on the last Monday of April, Alabama on the fourth Monday of April, and Georgia on April 26. North and South Carolina observe it on May 10, Louisiana on June 3 and Tennessee calls that date Confederate Decoration Day. Texas celebrates Confederate Heroes Day January 19 and Virginia calls the last Monday in May Confederate Memorial Day.

Gen. Logan’s order for his posts to decorate graves in 1868 “with the choicest flowers of springtime” urged: “We should guard their graves with sacred vigilance. ... Let pleasant paths invite the coming and going of reverent visitors and fond mourners. Let no neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten as a people the cost of a free and undivided republic.”

The crowd attending the first Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery was approximately the same size as those that attend today’s observance, about 5,000 people. Then, as now, small American flags were placed on each grave — a tradition followed at many national cemeteries today. In recent years, the custom has grown in many families to decorate the graves of all departed loved ones.

The origins of special services to honor those who die in war can be found in antiquity. The Athenian leader Pericles offered a tribute to the fallen heroes of the Peloponnesian War over 24 centuries ago that could be applied today to the 1.1 million Americans who have died in the nation’s wars: “Not only are they commemorated by columns and inscriptions, but there dwells also an unwritten memorial of them, graven not on stone but in the hearts of men.”

To ensure the sacrifices of America ’s fallen heroes are never forgotten, in December 2000, the U.S. Congress passed and the president signed into law “The National Moment of Remembrance Act,” P.L. 106-579, creating the White House Commission on the National Moment of Remembrance. The commission’s charter is to “encourage the people of the United States to give something back to their country, which provides them so much freedom and opportunity” by encouraging and coordinating commemorations in the United States of Memorial Day and the National Moment of Remembrance.

The National Moment of Remembrance encourages all Americans to pause wherever they are at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day for a minute of silence to remember and honor those who have died in service to the nation. As Moment of Remembrance founder Carmella LaSpada states: “It’s a way we can all help put the memorial back in Memorial Day.”
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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Good Afternoon Here in Blogland

Well its cloudy and looks like it is going to rain like cats and dogs real soon here in Virginia.  I sure hope it is sunny and pretty wherever you are.  Summer is almost here, I can't wait.  Althought I really do not like hot weather.  I wish we could just have spring,  fall and winter.  But God didn't design it that way so I guesss I will have to take the bad with the good.  And you know that is sometimes hard for us to do. 

We expect everything to be perfect in our lives and they are not.  But God is there for us no matter what.  The picture of the Footprints in the Sand displays that, when things are tuff and we can hardly put one foot before the other, our Lord and Savior is really caring us through until we can stand in the sand and make our way.  He's always there to help us through the tuff times, if we will just turn to Him.  God is good all the time even in the bad times because He gives us the peace that passes all understanding.  So if your going through a tough time remember Jesus is there, you just have to call on his name. Sometimes He just know what we need to prevail.  So take stock of where you stand with Jesus, He's the only Way. 

Now have a great day and come back to see us real soon.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

 ACLU vs. US Marines


What's wrong with this picture?

If you look closely at the picture above, you will note that all the Marines pictured are bowing their heads. That's because they're praying

This incident took place at a recent ceremony honoring the birthday of the corps, and it has the ACLU up in arms. "These are federal employees," says Lucius Traveler, a spokesman for the ACLU, "on federal property and on federal time..

For them to pray is clearly an establishment of religion, and we must nip this in the bud immediately."

When asked about the ACLU's charges, Colonel Jack Fessender, speaking for the Commandant of the Corps said (cleaned up a bit), "Screw the ACLU." GOD Bless Our Warriors. Send the ACLU to France !

Please send this to people you know so everyone will know how stupid the ACLU is getting in trying to remove GOD from everything and every place in America May God Bless America , One Nation Under GOD!

What's wrong with the picture? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING


PASSING IT ON! I am sorry but I am not breaking this one....Let us pray

Prayer chain for our Military...please don't break it


Sunday, May 16, 2010


I just wanted to tell you about someone very special to my heart. He is up in Heaven now with Jesus, but he is still remembered all the time, but especially today it would have been his birthday of 43 years. I think back on the day he was born, I have such great memories of that little man as he grew up to be a big man. He was over 6 feet and weighed over 300 lbs. He had a beard that was so becoming to him. He played football in little league, but never played in High School, which he regretted so much. He had a beautiful family that he would be so proud of them now and how they have managed since his death. I’m so grateful to God that He let me have my son for the 30 years for the time he was here on earth but most of all I’m so glad that God choose me to be his mother. He was a fine young man. His co-workers called him the gentle giant.  I wish him a very Happy Birthday in Heaven and I hope all the angels are singing to him.

Love Mom

Friday, May 14, 2010

New Prim Web Site

 Just wanted to let everyone know thatI have opened a new web site.  Please come on over and visit with us.  Sure would like to have all the visits I can get.  And as your looking if you see something you like give me a holler.  Hope everyone is going to have a great weekend.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Here is hoping that all Mothers have a special day.  Its a Mother's Love that see so many of us through the hard times and lets us know that we are loved and cared for.   So if you have a Mother still living express to her your love and support.  Mothers are special, because they are the heart of the home.  Now please have a great day.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Here's a chuckle for today.  But it isn't really.  Its so sad when everyone wants to use the racism.  We need to secure out borders.  I want the immagrants to come o America but lets do it right.    Let's secure our borders and then people can come into our country legally for citizenship.  Have a great day.
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Monday, May 3, 2010

Let's please remember that May 6 is the National Day of Prayer.  I truly feel we need to being praying for our Country, President and for all who are in power over us.  I do not agree with alot of what Obama is doing to our great country but God tells us that we are to pray for our leaders who have power over us.  I pray that we will all stop and pray for our country because one day we might not be able to pray or go to church.  I beg of everyone to realize how much our freedoms are on attack.  Here's hoping everyone has a beautiful day.

Sunday, May 2, 2010


I just wanted to remind everyone that we need to be praying for our troops.  We also need to remember there families as there love ones fight to protect the freedoms of this great country.  Please remember the fallin heros who gave all for the freedom of this country.  We need to stand up to all that try to transform this country into a socialist state like Europe.  Remember the Flounding Fathers were for the independence of individual rights and freedom for the poor, down trodden and the rich even.  So take time to remember the fallen heros and   why the scarifices were made for the freedom we all share today.  Then I beg you to read History and find out what this country was really founded for.  Please don't take our freedoms for granted.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Here is Something To Think About

Here is something I thought I would share with everyone, Hope you enjoy a chunkle over this. Have a great Saturday.