Thursday, July 4, 2013
Happy Fourth of July.....my way, including a SEDER? Advice from a Christian girl? !! :-)
So many soldiers died, or were gravely wounded, for America. I remember them today with this post, on the Fourth, as symbols of our freedom; each of them.
In 2002, as we flew from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo, the airline pilot suddenly said "Ladies and gentlemen, for your information, we're now flying over Vietnam." I was stunned and looked out the window, and then I was more stunned by the tears that flowed down my face. I never expected that reaction but I remember thinking of the thousands of Americans who lost their lives there as the tears fell. I still remember thinking how lush and green the very dense treetops were as I looked down, lost in thought. "that is Viet naaaaaaaaaaam"...it was the oddest, saddest feeling,
Probably in the same year, we were driving through France on the way back home to Paris and I saw a sign which said "Argonne Forest" and it also stunned me. "The Argonne, Mr. Z...of the war?" (I just hadn't expected to see that) "Yes," he said. And I stared at the fields on both sides and the boulders and trees and wondered if an American soldier looked at that same tree or boulder ........so many died there.
And we must honor and respect them and never, ever forget.
This might be a better Memorial Day post than one for the Fourth, but we celebrate today with firecrackers and hamburgers and beer and a day off from work ALL BECAUSE OF THEM.We owe it to THEM.
Have a great day. And remember those who died so you can. And remind your kids as the mustard squirts out the other end of their hot dog or the hamburger's juiciness runs down your fingers asyou take a bite. That's an order :-)
A FOURTH OF JULY SEDER: Please try THIS, a friend sent it to me and I think it sounds like a good idea.
Posted by Z at 12:00 AM