Monday, May 26, 2014

Retired from Service

This tank sits at the local Veteran's Memorial as a reminder of wars fought and those who served and sacrificed for our country.

Remembering, on this Memorial Day, those service men and women who did not return home and their families who lost so much.

Linking to Rubbish Tuesday

113 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Happy Memorial Day!

Great tribute post for Memorial Day.. Enjoy your Monday!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

They will never be forgotten.

A fine memorial.

georgettesullins said...

Have an enjoyable Memorial Day.

William Kendall said...

An excellent choice for today.

Fireblossom said...

Nice Tribute, TWG.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

A beautiful tribute on this day of remembrance.

orchid Miyako said...

Oh, I think it is important to have this day to memorize the honor of these people. We have the same kind of day in August.
I've never heard of my father mentioned about war (he was born in the last year for drafting). Funny I have a lot of wonderful memories enjoying movies, dramas with him;)

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan to my American photographer friend Theresa, xoxo Miyako*

Roan said...

The perfect tribute for this day. I lost an Uncle in Normandy during WWII. He made in inland, but was killed the next day. My grandmother was a poet and I have the poem she wrote about losing her son. It is sad, but wonderful. Thanks for linking up!

Kate said...

The symbolic American flag requires no comment. . .we understand immediately when we see its image.

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Yes, a heartfelt thank you to all those who gave their all so we could live the life of freedom we enjoy today!

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Who gave and continue to give!

Dicky Bird said...

Thankful for the sacrifice of those who served and those still in active duty.

Sandra said...

remembering all those lost to war and their families

Molly The Wally said...

Have a great Memorial Day Tex and a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

Buttons said...

Morning Tex oh yes a very important day. Hug B

Lynne said...

Well said . . . love the photo with the flag . . .

troutbirder said...

Indeed. They'll be a parade here today and a service at the local cemetery just across the highway from our house...

Primitive Stars said...

Lovely post, Blessings Francine.

Duckbutt said...

A nice Memorial Day post.

I remember the F-89 on display at Gulf Shores.

Karen S. said...

Lovely tribute. I will forever treasure their memory and sacrifice!

Birdman said...

Fire up the grill!

Jan n Jer said...

Happy Memorial Day! Nice tribute.
Hope all is well in your neck of the woods! :)

DIMI said...

Happy Memorial Day Tex!Have a nice week!
Dimi...

Mary said...

Happy Memorial day to you!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

A fitting tribute today Ms. T.

I lost my best friend [and almost fiancé] in the Viet Nam War, and my uncle who was a belly gunner in a B-17 was shot in the head over Norwich England during WWII while flying over the English Channel.

So many sacrifices...all sad.

Gail said...

My Dad came home but many friends did not.

Thank you.

Debbie said...

awww t, this kinda put a lump in my throat. it's a beautiful image of such an ugly "thing". for me i feel the fear of the men who drove it and those that faced it!!

a wonderful tribute theresa, it's nice that your town/area has a permanent reminder/memorial!!

Julia said...

I feel for the families left behind. It is fitting to remember those brave soldiers today.
Hugs,
JB

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Beautifully said!

Sally Crowe said...

Amen.

Thank you, T.

xoxo

bon bon said...

summed up well, hon. xo

Beth said...

Wonderful!

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Your tank needs a Peace Dove too.

DJan said...

Remembering, being grateful this Memorial Day. Hugs to you, Tex. :-)

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very nice-Gorgeous pics! Happy Memorial Day:@)

LV said...

A nice way to remember those that have served us well.

Margaret Adamson said...

We shall never forget them.

Deb said...

great post! hope your getting some of this rain!

Irma said...

The war should never be forgotten.
Greetings Irma

Montanagirl said...

Terrific post for Memorial Day!

Leovi said...

Yes, life is the most precious thing there is!

Karen said...

A terrific Memorial Day tribute. There is a similar tank in one of parks downtown.

don said...

A fine image of this tank with which to commemorate this special day.

Sylvia K said...

A wonderful tribute for Memorial Day and a great reminder of how much we owe to those who gave their lives for our freedom. Thank you.

Terry and Linda said...

Well done, Theresa!!! Well done!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife@wordpress.com

S. J. Qualls said...

Remembering as well...

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

YES!! Happy Memorial Day and Remembering!!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Beautiful shots. Hope you have a nice day.

Bob Bushell said...

yes, I can only think about their family and close frinds.

Hilary said...

Nod.

DeniseinVA said...

A good reminder of what Memorial Day is all about, this old tank. The history it could tell.

Łucja-Maria said...

Happy Day Memorial!

Felicia said...

Nice pics. Happy Memorial day.

Small City Scenes said...

We will remember---forever.
Thanks. MB

MarkD60 said...

Happy Memorial Day!

Ela said...

That's very noble to remember about our heroes !

RedPat said...

Always remember!

Lynn said...

these tanks are so impressive-as are the soldiers who have fought and who fight and will fight-still such a tragedy we need still beasts like these...

Cloudia said...

Ah, the General Motors Sherman!

Salute!

A View From A Brown Dog said...

Perfect images for today. Never forgotten, always thankful

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Nice tribute! We are remembering. Happy Memorial Day!

Stephen Hayes said...

We must never forget the sacrifices of those who fought and died to preserve our freedom.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
And also let us pray that the young(er) generations will one day understand what true FREEDOM really means... and at what price for so many it has been handed to them!
Hugs,
Mariette

Marit Sønstebø said...

It is nice to have a Memorial day. I think it is very important to remember history, so we do not make the same mistakes all over again.

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Belas fotografias...Espectacular....
Cumprimentos

Mariusz from Nowy Sacz said...

If only tanks were not entered on the grassland, at below.
:)

Pantherka said...

One should not forget ...

Black Jack's Carol said...

This is such an important day, TexWis! Thanks for reminding we Canadians about Memorial Day. It inspires the same thoughts I always have on our Remembrance Day (Nov.11th). Please, oh please, let us find a way to get along with each other so that no more young men and women will have to give up their lives before they've even had a chance to taste life as a mature adult.

Kathy said...

I've always wanted to take a ride in one of these monsters, but thanks to our veterans, I never had to!

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Never forget..

Andrew Fulton said...

Wonderful T xx

Judy said...

Thanks to the many wonderful men and women!

messymimi said...

May we always remember them with gratitude.

Margie said...

God bless all who serve. Lovely T.

Margie said...

God bless all who serve. Lovely T.

Karen said...

A wonderful post for memorial day.

Randy said...

Nice looking tank.

Red said...

Well said.

bj said...

Thankfully my daddy did come home...

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful tribute.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, Beautiful tribute! Have a fantastic coming week!

Stephanie Faris said...

Great idea. I've seen numerous Memorial Day tributes, but none involving a tank!

Michelle said...

Excellent photos for today.

Gail Dixon said...

God bless 'em. Great post!

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

happy memorial day. we have our as ANZAC day.

Paula said...

Amen.

Annesphamily said...

A beautiful simple tribute filled with some much truth. Thank you for sharing.

Annesphamily said...

A beautiful simple tribute filled with some much truth. Thank you for sharing.

michaelswoodcraft said...

We are all thankful and grateful for the sacrifice of those who served and those still in active duty.

Sandy Carlson said...

Tanks and cannon adorn greens around New England for the very same reason. On Memorial Day, it's strange and surreal and beautiful to watch kids playing around these memorials. They remind us what it's all about.

Susan said...

Awesome and heartfelt tribute.

MarmePurl said...

Amen

Stephanie said...

Happy Memorial Day!

amanda | wildly simple said...

Our nearest town, the small town of about 500 where our kids go to school, has a retired military helicopter in a very nice memorial park.
We are remembering along with you.

KB Bear said...

That tank is a poignant reminder of people who gave their lives for us.

ladyfi said...

What a poignant tribute!

Paul said...

Nice tribute!

Paul said...

Nice tribute!

Marissa said...

Happy Memorial Day :)
and the last post with the
bluebonnets was the bomb!!
LOVED IT!!!

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Old equipment perhaps but definitely not rubbish. A perfect tie-in for this important holiday.

~Lindy

Team G Square said...

Great way to celebrate memorial day.

A Quiet Corner said...

Well said, T...:)JP

EG CameraGirl said...

I wish that by remembering we'd stop making the same mistakes over and over.

Laura. M said...

Good tribute ... Do not forget!!!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Excellent and timely photo.

Amy Burzese said...

Unfortunately some rubbish tells a sad story.

marilyn said...

The right post...Thank You.

nookworm said...

Yes! We should never forget. Well done.

Helma said...

Actually, it's terrible that the menshied has memories of wars, but it should also never be forgotten.
Beautiful pictures of these memories Theresa.

edenhills said...

We have one of those retired tanks in my small community. What a great way to honor veterans with those huge pieces of equipment!

Blackberry Lane said...

Just catching up.....this looks like a fun blog hop to join in the future.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Well done.

Mandy Southgate said...

Happy belated Memorial Day! We visited the American Cemetary in Normandy and it was really moving.

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