Monday, May 30, 2022

We Americans Salute the Fallen This Memorial Day


God Bless You Who Have Fallen So We May Be Free!

One such hero is above, my best friend,

William Ivan Mercer

Pallbearers: His brother, friends, and Myself.

This was 54 years ago in 1968.

As Prottocal states, fly the flag at half staff until noon, then full staff the remainder of the day.

Our first house here above, and the present house below. Don't let the snow below bother you, it's a tradition here.

God Bless you my fallen brothers and sisters.

Thank You Bill!


  1. All gave some, and we all know somebody (many of us more then one) who gave all.

  2. Let their sacrifice not be forgotten. From the Bixby letter...
    "I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. ". A.Lincoln Nov. 21, 1864

    1. ToNo, thank you for sharing that. I believe this is the first time I've read it.

  3. Best post so far today. I still linked it to awww Mondays. A huge aw.

    Have a fabulous day and week, Odie. ♥

    1. Sandee, thank you! I thought I would post an "Awww Monday" this afternoon while all of the tourists are trying to get out of here.

  4. Amen. And may Hashem welcome every one into His presence.

  5. Wonderful post honoring William.


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