Memorial Day/Sacrifice of One

by admin on May 30, 2011

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SilverOrb May 30, 2011 at 7:00 am

That made me cry… What a beautiful tribute.

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Suzy May 30, 2011 at 7:37 am

Thank you.

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AS May 30, 2011 at 10:09 am

Beautiful. Brought tears to my eyes.

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Laura May 30, 2011 at 10:46 am

Thank you Ms. Jeanne.

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PrincessSimmi May 30, 2011 at 11:49 am

Thank you to everyone in our armed forces who keep us safe.

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DocCAC May 30, 2011 at 8:44 pm

Thanks to all of those who have served or are currently serving in the military. Thank you Ms. Jeannie for putting this up. It gave me goosebumps and brought a tear to my eye.

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grumpy_otter May 30, 2011 at 9:00 pm

I don’t mean to be a bummer, but that video really missed the mark. All I could think was that woman really needs some serious therapy to get over the death of a loved one instead of PRETENDING HE IS STILL ALIVE. And apparently teaching her daughter that he is still alive and can hear her letters. Who made this?

I am the daughter of a career Marine who died and I honor his memory every day–but not by pretending he is still there.

My thanks to all the armed forces.

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lkb May 31, 2011 at 4:05 am

Thanks for posting this.
Thanks to all those who have served, are serving or are training to serve in the military.
Thanks to their families for making this difficult sacrifice.

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Mother of 3 May 31, 2011 at 7:04 am

Sacrificing one’s life is undoubtedly the greatest sacrifice of all. And the video was very touching. But I want to stress that a bereaved child should also be given the chance to mourn his or her father/mother without constant pressure to be brave. A kid should be allowed to be angry, sad and devastated, to voice his/her feelings and have them validated. As grown-ups we may have chosen sacrifice, but our children didn’t, they have to live with the choices we make.

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Emily May 31, 2011 at 9:10 am

@grumpy_otter

I disagree, she is writing letters to make it feel like he is still with her. If she wasn’t moving on with her life then therapy is needed.

I write letters to my grandparents who passed away. I do it when I really miss them and wish I could talk to them. It is comforting.

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