Monday, February 20, 2006

MEMORIES, NEAR AND FAR


Yesterday February 19th, was the anniversary of Iwo Jima.

Sixty-one years after five Marines and a sailor hoisted the American flag above a mound of volcanic rock, we remember the sacrifices of the 6,821 American soldiers that died during the battle for the island that lasted into late March.

Alas, we are running out of survivors to honor. But time marches on, and we have new survivors to honor for their service to our country.







Please join with me in saying a prayer for all of our service men and women stationed in foriegn lands!

7 Comments:

  1. Gordon Cloud said...
    Good post, Bonnie. Something that is often lost in the politics of war is the soldier. The most important element of the war is our guys and girls in uniform. May God grant them safety and success.
    Bernita said...
    Always, Bonnie.
    Every day.
    And not only because two of mine are sometimes there.
    Ric said...
    Amen to that.
    Dana Y. T. Lin said...
    Yep, may they all return to their families safely.
    M. G. Tarquini said...
    Absolutely.
    Ballpoint Wren said...
    Good post, Bonnie.
    M. C. Pearson said...
    Thank you Bonnie! That was great...I think I recognized one of them!

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