Reblog/Re-blog: 21 sighs.

Tomorrow 05.27.2013 is Memorial Day back home. It’s a day that most Americans have off as a federal holiday, and we make the most of it – countless shopping sales, gatherings, parties, and the good ol American barbecue/grill-fest. But most importantly, Memorial Day celebrates & remembers those who fought & died while fighting for the United States in different wars. I dedicate this re-blog to my friend Jeff Lebrun, who died in Iraq over 8 years ago in the name of an unjust war (another debate for another time), as well as the countless others who died fighting for the U.S. military. Enjoy the day off, but don’t forget the day’s main purpose.

Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge

Stoic and precise: 21 men

Measured and precise: 21 steps

Sharp and cold: 21 rifles

More than 21 tears.

More than 21 should remember.

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About the Blue Star Memorial Highways:

Why the Blue Star?

During WW II, families and homes that had a son or daughter in the service frequently displayed a service banner with a blue star.

Blue Star Memorial Highways are a tribute to the armed forces that have defended the United States of America.

In 1944 the New Jersey State Council of Garden Clubs beautified a 5½-mile stretch of U.S. 22 from Mountainside to North Plainfield with approximately 8,000 dogwood trees as a living memorial to the men and women in the Armed Forces from New Jersey. The New Jersey Legislature approved a Joint Resolution on January 22, 1945, designating this highway “Blue Star Drive.”

After World War II, many wanted to honor servicemen and women. People decided…

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