Monday, May 26, 2008

Baby Birds and Memorial Day Wishes

We went to my dad's for a cookout last night, and LOOK at what we found in one of their trees. I had to sneak under the tree and hide from mommy bird, in order to take this photo! Look at how SWEET they are! :)


Also, don't forget that today isn't just another day off of work, it's a day of remembrance and a day to thank those serving our nation.

Here's a formal definition of the day:

Memorial Day is a United States Federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (in 2008 on May 26). Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who perished while in military service to their country. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War, it was expanded after World War I to include casualties of any war or military action.

So thank you to those who are serving, those served, those who will serve, and those lives that have been taken due to war. I am grateful for your service and sacrifice!

Also, to any of my fellow bloggers who serve or have husbands or other loved ones serving, THANK you for allowing them to serve and for being SO amazing and STRONG while they are away. YOU TOO are heroes!


Maggie said...

A great shot! And a perfect reminder of why we're all off today too.

Christina said...

Oh, little baby birdies! So sweet!!

I second your sentiments!

Fire Hunt said...

I love the photos and so did my boys! Thank to for the perfect reminder.

Donna Blessed Nest said...

beautiful tribute! baby birds speek freedom!

Elaine A. said...

What a lovely post for today Brittany. Thank you for your words.

Cute little birdies!!

Kellan said...

We saw some baby birds and baby ducks and baby deer this weekend - so cute!! Hope you had a good Memorial weekend, Brittany - see you soon - Kellan

melody is slurping life said...

Awwww, sweet little birdies. We lost the babies of Harry and Sally at our house. We don't know what got to them. :(

Cheeky said...

I love seeing baby birds. When we lived in Charleston we had a bird make a nest in my hanging baskets. We looked after the nest and was careful when we watered. When the eggs hatched we didn't water that plant until the babies were bigger - we didn't want to hurt them.

Stacy said...

Love that shot...and your comments on Memorial Day. I missed the boat in posting about it yesterday. My dad served in Vietnam.