Every Day is Memorial Day

It’s been a crazy couple weeks, y’all. As many of you know, I work in a beachfront restaurant, which means now that summer is in full swing my work hours are plenty and I haven’t spent nearly enough time sleeping, much less blogging. So I apologize for being MIA for a brief period of time. I’m hoping to be back on track now and keep up with at least a couple posts a week!

Today’s image is brought to you from the aforementioned restaurant, and while I wanted to share it with you around Memorial Day, I held off until today. Partly because I forgot to post it earlier, but also because I don’t think we should honor our fallen heroes just one day a year. We should always be grateful and humbled by their sacrifices, regardless of the day or season.

A customer holds an American flag at Coconut Joe's Beach Grill & Bar on Isle of Palms, SC.

“Always Remember” – A customer holds an American flag at Coconut Joe’s Beach Grill & Bar on Isle of Palms, SC.

 

They fell, but o’er that glorious grave
Floats free the banner of the cause they died to save.
 — Francis Marion Crawford

 

All we have of freedom, all we use or know –
This our fathers bought for us long and long ago.
 — Rudyard Kipling

 

The brave die never, though they sleep in dust:
Their courage nerves a thousand living men.
 — Minot J. Savage

Thanks for stopping by today! Please feel free to leave a comment below; I love hearing from you! 🙂

 

 

 

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5 Responses to Every Day is Memorial Day

  1. Len says:

    Nice sentiments Erin. Didn’t know where you worked. I am sure you will be busy for the summer.

  2. LensScaper says:

    An image that is a foretaste of summer and also a reminder that as we all go a little crazy with the thought of it there are serious issues we must never forget. You are so right in what you say, Erin. Special Remembrance days are required as National days to bring the nation together, but it is easy for us to think ‘done that’ and put the Remembering behind us for another year. We need to keep remembering what our heroes do to keep us safe.

  3. I can’t believe I missed this post and a wonderful one at that. What a great place to work…right on the beach…I’m jealous 🙂

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