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Awakenings: Happy Valentine’s Day, Soldiers!

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To all our soldiers, every branch, near, far and wide
Happy Valentine’s Day sent to you with pride!

Sharla Shults‘s insight:

Take care, soldiers, while away
With love this Valentine’s Day

More @Awakenings…

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Always Remember Our Soldiers…

Happy Mewmorial Day

Peace to each manly soul that sleepeth;
Rest to each faithful eye that weepeth…

— Thomas Moore, How Oft Has the Banshee Cried


Awakenings: Honoring America’s Heroes

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Gary Sinise Honors Veterans at National Memorial Day Concert

Jeannette Anderson, writer/blogger, posted a marvelous video today on Google+. Upon watching the video there was no doubt it should be aired on Awakenings. Tomorrow is Memorial Day but first, it is important to understand Memorial Day vs. Veterans’ Day.

blockquote_icon“Many people confuse Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Memorial Day is a day for remembering and honoring military personnel who died in the service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. While those who died are also remembered on Veterans Day, Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor ALL those who served honorably in the military – in wartime or peacetime. In fact, Veterans Day is largely intended to thank LIVING veterans for their service, to acknowledge that their contributions to our national security are appreciated, and to underscore the fact that all those who served – not only those who died – have sacrificed and done their duty…”


Sharla Shults‘s insight:

Display the American flag proudly for our fallen heroes! That is the least one can do on Memorial Day!

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Awakenings: Memorial Day Weekend

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Airplanes, trains, buses, cars, yachts and RVs will be reelin’, rockin’ and rollin’ toward sunny beaches, campgrounds and other getaway destinations this coming weekend. But, WHY? The fact is the very mention of Memorial Day brings to mind Memorial Day weekend: the celebratory weekend marking the beginning of the busy summer season. For some, it is better representative of the ending of yet another school year. For many, it is a long weekend with an extra day off from daily work routines.

Sharla Shults‘s insight:

Memorial Day Sale! Sale! Sale! It isn’t a bad thing to take advantage of the sales, especially taking into consideration our nation’s economy. However, should you take that advantage at any time during this weekend or on Monday be sure to notice whether an American flag is flying or if a sign is displayed in the window in honor and respect of our fallen soldiers. If one is not visible, I challenge you to ask WHY not?

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Remembering Our Soldiers

From Awakenings. . .

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To our soldiers. . .

A special greeting
Is sent today
To all our soldiers
Near and far away
Just to let you know
While protecting our nation
You are in my heart
Truly with gratification
Words are not enough
In thankfulness for all you do
With little thoughts of self
Only sacrifice through and through
Throughout this day
As well as others too
Know this message
Holds loving thoughts for you
Happy Valentine’s Day!


A Soldier’s Christmas

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Poets from around the world… A Soldier’s Christmas Poem
posted December 4, 2012 by poetreecreations

I would like to dedicate this poem to those who have served in the past, presently serve, or will serve our military forces in the future. A profound appreciation is extended for the sacrifice of these brave men and women who left or will leave their homes and family to ensure America’s freedom endures.

A grave price is being paid every moment of every day of the year for all the freedom America has to offer. Let us not forget those who have fought or are fighting for our nation; they are the epitome of the human spirit called freedom!

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At the Heart of Awakenings

Do you have the right ingredients for a Patriotic fourth?  catnipoflife’s sister site Awakenings presents Prepping for the Fourth of July. Videos, music and more. . .


Remember Me! (Lizzie Palmer Supports Our Troops with a heart-rendering video already seen by over 31 million viewers! )

Pledge of Allegiance (Red Skelton, 1969, presents a VERY interesting ending!)

Star-Spangled Banner (7 yr old Rhema Marvanne marvels young and old with her dynamic voice!)

God Bless America ( The original FIRST broadcast radio performance of God Bless America by Irving Berlin as introduced by Kate Smith on November 10, 1938.)

Awakenings from Then ’til Now


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