Happy Memorial Day 2010

It’s a gorgeous day here in Duxbury, MA, my little hometown. I did a little drive-by shooting of various flags around town. If you know a veteran, or the family of a fallen hero – don’t forget to say thanks for their sacrifice. While we’re busy celebrating with barbeque’s and laughter, don’t forget about the reason for the holiday.

“Have you news of my boy Jack?”
Not this tide.
“When d’you think that he’ll come back?”
Not with this wind blowing, and this tide.

“Has any one else had word of him?”
Not this tide.
For what is sunk will hardly swim,
Not with this wind blowing, and this tide.
“Oh, dear, what comfort can I find?”
None this tide,
Nor any tide,
Except he did not shame his kind —
Not even with that wind blowing, and that tide.

Then hold your head up all the more,
This tide,
And every tide;
Because he was the son you bore,
And gave to that wind blowing and that tide!
~ Rudyard Kipling, 1915

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xoxo Linda

8 thoughts on “Happy Memorial Day 2010”

  1. Thanks for reminding me what this holiday is all about. I need to hang my flag tomorrow. You got some great shots from around town there. It was beautiful in NY today too–has been for a while now! I love this weather!

  2. A very special time for not only relaxation, but remembrance of all those special people who have passed on.

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  3. Hi Linda I'm here in Marblehead and thought that was you on Washington St. at Surroundings…but sadly it's another Linda! we are visiting your fair state and loving every minute.

    Thanks for a lovely post and reminder..my brothers and father all served in the military..



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