Happy Memorial Day!

28 May

Last summer, we were here for the 4th of July and I was determined to find an American flag. I’m happy to show this photo once again.

Today, I want to include a special note and link I received from my niece, Loren. “Nice reminder on Memorial Day of the good in the world and reasons to be optimistic about and for future generations.”

Good in the world and optimism…important things to think about, especially today.

The Editor’s note below describes the link, which is well worth the read.

Editor’s note: Fareed Zakaria recently delivered the commencement address at Harvard. While the audience was graduates, the message could apply to a great many of us, so we’ve reprinted a modified version below.

And finally, courtesy of Benita, a magnificent tribute in Cortona dedicated to those who have served. The bronze statue, by Cortonese sculptor Delfo Paoletti (1895-1975),  graces the entrance to the public gardens and depicts a soldier being lifted in the arms of an angel.  Our thoughts are also with those who continue to serve.

Cortona War Memorial



3 Responses to “Happy Memorial Day!”

  1. lynnielife May 28, 2012 at 7:45 AM #

    Judy– fabulous photos and loved the address by Fareed Zakaria. I reposted it to my fb page…..enjoy the holiday! xoxox


  2. Berlin vacation October 10, 2012 at 2:34 AM #

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    • blogginginitaly October 24, 2012 at 4:17 PM #

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