Monday, May 31, 2010

*touching* :):):):)

hi all...

for those that have followed me for awhile...U know that every season we go to the cemetery and leave flowers for Brian's twins that were lost at birth and also we visit two other friends graves and leave flowers for them also.... well I thought with today being Memorial Day, it would be fitting to go there today and pay tribute to our friends and the twins.  Wow...was I overwhelming touched and moved by what I witnessed there today.  We have been going here for as many years as I can remember, and today truly touched my heart.  The cemetery was decorated more than I have ever witnessed before.  The company that runs the property was kind enough to place United States flags at every service man and woman's graves in honor of Memorial Day.  It was so beautiful...I wanted to share the photos from today.... :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Brian and Brookie working on placing new flowers on the twins graves... :)



Brookie is told not to walk on any of the "squares" as we head towards the twins grave.... :):):):):):)


And I was overwhelming touched by seeing this.......


This is Officer George Cortez... who was a Phoenix Police Officer that was killed in the line of duty back in 2007....it made my heart swell with pride for the beautiful decorations that were at his grave site... :)




Some servicemen that I found that the cemetery was kind enough to leave flags for.... :)

















Thanks sooooo much for stopping by.... I truly appreciate it! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

31 comments:

  1. What a moving and beautiful post Julie....thanks for sharing it with us.
    xoxoxo

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  2. ohhhhhh Julie Julie Julie how I miss you. thanks for posting a note on my blog and I have really enjoyed poking around yours. You are amazing and sending you big hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. e chose not to go out to my father's grave site. It is just too soon for me. I am glad you were able to go out to the twins site today. Best wishes to you and Brian.

    PS - I am signed in on the wrong account (mcmgrad89)

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  4. Lovely post today...we all need to stop to remember those that gave their lives so that we may enjoy ours and the freedoms they fought for!

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  5. That is awesome! We always hear of supporting our service men and women and rarely do we really really see it and such a tribute to those that have passed! I believe everyone should take a lesson from this:) We need to remember what all these men and women have done for our country and continue to do everyday!! Thanks for sharing this:) Love, Jess

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  6. Wonderful photos and post Julie! Our cemetery places flags on those who served as well... it's very touching and a wonderful tribute. I loved seeing all of the photos.... thank you. And thank you for honoring them.

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  7. Wow... what a beautiful site. Thanks for sharing it with us...

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  8. It is awesome to see all these pics. What an awesome day for your family. Thank you for sharing this time with us. Wow...amazing. Hugs,Amy

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  9. Very touching post. And Brookie looks beautiful, as always. I'm loving the orange dress & matching hat! So cute... :-)

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  10. HI!!!
    Is this the cemetery on Northern Ave?????My Dad is there and so is alot of other family members. I have seen it like this before and yes, it is amazing, you may have gone later in the day before when people have removed all the flags or some , I have 2 or 3 from my Dads.
    I am sad we did not make it over to the west side of town today to visit his.
    glad you went and it is a spectacular place to go on Memorial day.
    hugs,
    jamie
    it must be my computer when I visit your blog, it is shaky????

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  11. This is the nicest tribute I've seen today. From the cemetary itself to the fact that you've shared it with all of us!! God Bless America!!

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  12. wow how wonderful and beautiful! I love that they did that for all of the soldiers graves and so sweet that you visit the twins and your friends every year as well. i love your touching photos!

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  13. This post touches my heart you are such a sweet woman!

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  14. That is moving. I'm sorry to hear about the twins. Babies who don't make it just kill me. Its just so unfair. Its good that they are remembered. :)

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  15. This was a moving post...thanks for sharing with us!!!

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  16. Hi Julie,

    Which cemetary were you at? I have a sister-in-law buried at the Mesa City cemetary. She died in 1998 I believe, of ovarian cancer at the age of 40 and I was two years younger than her. I took care of her while she withered away, I took control of her funeral, designed her headstone, the wording on it, and the payment of $1,500 for rose granite and special porcelain image placed on it. I used to faithfully go and clean and maintain it for a few years afterwords, but to my shame, I haven't been back in many years. It became so hard to visit without falling apart at the thought of her tiny, delicate body in a box beneath my feet.

    You're not supposed to go so young!

    I applaude your courage to continue to visit. God Bless and have a great week.

    Hugs,
    Meri

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  17. What a beautiful tribute post Julie:) You made me cry with pride for all these brave servicemen!!!!!!!! I do agree Memorial day is remembering everyone that has gone before us:) You are such a good Mommy to encourage your children to do so too. Seeing pictures of Brookie planting flowers at the twins grave was beyond precious!!!!!!!

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  18. This post brought tears to my eyes, reminded me of my mum :) Tq for sharing!

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  19. A wonderful atmosphere in this post. I can feel the love in your family. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  20. beautiful photos... thanks for sharing!!

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  21. O wow what a great post! Very touching!!
    Hugs Hanneke

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  22. What a good thing to do- visit and remember on Memorial Day. xoxo

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  23. What a great way to spend Memorial Day -. actually appreciating those having serviced. We have nothing that even come close - and I know we should. This is so touching - the pictures ... and actually being there must have been very moving. Wonderful tribute.

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  24. Beautiful and touching pictures, Julie!
    Thanks for sharing them with us.

    Hugs, Jenneke

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  25. your post is so touching Julie and the photos are beautiful, thanks for sharing this!

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  26. Thanks for sharing these Julie. Beautiful post.

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  27. Thanks for this post, Julie. It really was touching.

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  28. Beautiful post. I really like the fact that the cemetery placed all of those flags.

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  29. Oh, Julie, I am bawling my head off. Thanks for sharing and remembering. WE simply do not do it enough. THANKS...THIS MEANT A LOT TO ME.
    Hugs,
    Me

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