Today is Memorial Day in the United States. It is a time to remember those who have served to preserve our freedom.
The winning bid for Jodi's quilt is .... $250 from Barbara. Proceeds benefit the Navy Seals. Mahalo, Jodi and Barbara, for your support!
Mystery author Mary Kennedy is featured in the Huffington Post, spotlighting ways to support our military personnel - here's the link. I give an awesome quote! Mahalo, Mary, for your support!
|Mary's adopted unit - the 389th Renegades|
(who are now safely back).
I asked readers for photos of family and friends who served in the military. My son helped me create a slide show:
SOS Aloha Memorial Day Tribute 2011.
We posted it on YouTube as unlisted. Thus only those with this link can view it.
Pictures feature veterans from the Spanish American War through today's conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan. The slide show includes one Canadian officer (our steadfast ally) and one sailor returning from a Japanese POW camp. Some of our veterans have passed and others remain with us .... we thank them all for giving so generously of themselves.
Music is Albannach's EYE OF THE STORM - turn up your speakers so those riding in Rolling Thunder can hear it all the way from the Pentagon to Arlington National Cemetery.
Mahalo to the following who contributed photos:
Authors Renee Bernard, Stephanie Burkhart, Diana Cosby, Diane Gaston, Susan Grant, Jill James, Sherry James, Cat Johnson, Mary Kennedy, Merline Lovelace, Margaret Mallory, Annie Marshall, Darlene Marshall, Julie Miller, Jo Anne Pinney, Loretta Rogers, Bertrice Small, Maggie Toussaint, Diane Whiteside, and Michele Young,
Readers Cynthia, Danielle, Jesse, Jody, Marianne, Molly, Sara Jane, Sharon, and Tamara.
And to my son Andrew for assisting me with technology.
Kim in Hawaii
In case you curious why I selected Albannach for the music, read this post.