May 292017
 

Happy Memorial Day

Hey guys. Usually on Memorial Day all I can think about is barbecue because…you know…it is the official start of barbecue season. But that’s not what Memorial Day is all about. Seriously, Memorial Day is a day we remember and honor the brave men and women that gave their lives protecting our country so we can be free. And it’s a day to remember loved ones who have left us…both human and those with fur. So whatever you’re doing today to celebrate this holiday…having a picnic, going to the beach, hanging out with friends or just enjoying the day…take some time to remember those brave men and women and those who are no longer with us.

Happy Barbecue Day! Rats! I  just couldn’t make it through that speech without thinking of barbecue! C’mon…we can honor and remember with a little barbecue, can’t we??

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  36 Responses to “Happy Memorial Day!”

  1. Have a happy day dear Ernie and family!

  2. We think that having a barbecue is a great way to honor and remember all our soldiers that fought for the country. Ernie, hope you get lots of nice barbecue treats. Have a great day.

  3. Ernie, an excellent post, and we all understand your…um…passion for barbecue!

  4. Happy Memorial Day, my friends.

    We don’t have Memorial Day up here in Canada but in November, we have Remembrance Day which is much the same thing. Only no BQs. Usually cold rain. MOUSES!

    Love & purrs always,
    Seville

  5. Happy Memorial Day to all of you.

  6. Very well said Ernie! Happy Memorial Day to you all too. We are not having a cookout as it is gonna be sweltering today. 90+
    Hugs
    Madi your bfff

  7. Very nice post for Memorial Day.

  8. Ernie we think that is a great way to remember on memorial day!

  9. Have a blessed Memorial Day!

  10. That would work for me Ernie! We remember our heroes each and every day. Happy Memorial Day.

  11. Well, it USED to be the “home of the free” ….about that wall………………………..lol! Seriously love your sentiment, be safe and have fun

  12. The fact that we are free to enjoy a nice barbecue today is a good reason to remember those fallen heroes.

  13. Happy Memorial Day to all of you!

  14. We absolutely do a lot of remembering every day of the year for those who serve our country and we are positive that if they were here with us they’d love getting together with family and friends. We can remember and honor them while enjoying some good food too!

    Hugs, Teddy

  15. Memorial Day…a great time to remember the fallen but if the fallen were here they would be BBQing too.

    Have a great day.

    Shoko and Kali

  16. Nice Memorial Day post….we hope you get some BBQ too though!

    The Florida Furkids

  17. Have a happy and grateful Memorial Day – and don’t worry, I’m sure it’s okay to care about barbecue too. We ARE cats, after all!

  18. Nice tribute. Happy Memorial Day ! Purrs

  19. A little barbecue sure can’t hurt, as long as we are remembering and honoring those that are gone as well. Happy Memorial Day!

  20. Well, I think maybe part of our freedom, a small part, is to eat barbecue. We hope to have some steak tonight. Seriously, we’re very grateful for our heroes. So many have give their lives for our great country. That’s a really great picture, Ernie!

  21. We certainly can. Hope you got something yummy today, Ernie!

  22. Happy Memorial Day, guys! Hope you enjoy some delicious BBQ!

  23. You’re OK Ernie. I spent the day fighting for the rights of the veterans who are still alive. Many are homeless already and with the new budget, many more will be.

  24. Bar BQ iss thee purrfect way to say Happy Meowmorial Day Ernie!!!!!!
    ***Hi-5’sss*** Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=

  25. Our mom’s dad is a vet. He’s long gone now but we think of him everyday, but especially on Memorial Day.

  26. We remembered before we catabrated…yup…with a BBQ!

    Petcretary is a Canadian now living here in the USA past 30 years. This isn’t a holiday there, and we seem to do this on Remembrance Day in November, sort of combining both the sacrificial heroes and the living veterans. Petcretary has oft worked with veterans in her jobs in healthcare. Those men and not a few women are a precious endearing group, and they all have stories to tell…the good the bad and the ugly…they for sure deserve our time and thanks, big thanks. Petcretay could about write a book of the many memoirs she has heard from these peeps…and she could shed tears at some of her own memories of them too.

    Some of her uncles served in military positions in WW11, and in other wars too. Some were in the Underground, all of them in Dutch service. Her Dad was a bit young…but he falsified his papers so he would not be picked up by the Germans…and because his family said one son in active duty was enough, and another in the underground. Our Oma’s family also had uncles serving in various ways. When you go and see the cemeteries in Europe for the military of Canada and US service men it is moving to say the least. We live near Fort Custer, Michigan and right now there are thousands of flags placed on the graves there, what a sight. Our unfurbros used to help with placing them when they were in Middle and Highschool.

  27. Yes, barbeque helps all of our memories surface because we love to celebrate the brave women and men who fight for our freedom. Let us know they will not have to do that again….

  28. nice thoughts, including the ones about bbq. hope you got some.

  29. Purrfectly said, Ernie!

  30. It’s a great Memorial Day post, Ernie! We remember the heroes and those who are no longer with us. I hope you had a yummy barbecue 🙂

  31. We remember–freedom isn’t free.

  32. I love the graphic and sentiment! It’s so true!

  33. Happy Memorial day! You can come join us for a BBQ any day!

  34. Great post! Both for Memorial Day and reminding us that BBQ season is upon us…now all I got to do is get a BBQ…
    Love Barb

  35. A belated but respectful Memorial Day to you all!

  36. Very nice graphic and sentiments for Memorial Day, Ernie!

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