Monday, May 27, 2013


Memorial Day is a day to remember how many brave men fought in many battles so that we can live in a free society.

It started as Decoration Day, a day to honor and decorate the graves of soldiers killed in the Civil War. This was a war that so many died and communities all over our nation honored their dead.

Later the holiday was changed to Memorial Day to honor all who have given the ultimate sacrifice so that we can live in freedom.

In church yesterday, we were asked to remember... and give thanks for those fine men. I want to remember three young and vibrant men I knew who gave their lives in an unpopular war, Vietnam. 

Eddie Couch, Warner Hughie and Bill Thomas. We could never thank you enough.


  1. What a lovely thought! Now where was that top photo taken? I love it!

  2. I should have said these photos were from Wikimedia Commons and was taken at Ortonville, Minnesota in 1880.