It used to be called Decoration Day, but now it is called Memorial Day and it commemorates the the United States men and women who died while in the military service. Read more about Memorial Day at:
Kevin, my son, was in St. Louis, Missouri last week on business. While there he made an interesting picture of the giant Gateway Arch. He gave me permission to share with you.
Take the time today to give thanks for all those who died in our country’s service that we can live in freedom.
The brave die never, though they sleep in dust:
Their courage nerves a thousand living men.
~Minot J. Savage
Joke of the Day
Two Mexicans are stuck in the desert after crossing into the United States, wandering aimlessly and starving. They are about to just lie down and wait for death, when all of a sudden Luis says.........
"Hey Pepe, do you smell what I smell. Ees bacon, I theenk."
Is, Luis, eet sure smells like bacon. "
With renewed hope they struggle up the next sand dune, & there, in the distance, is a tree loaded with bacon.
There's raw bacon, there's fried bacon, back bacon, double smoked bacon ... every imaginable kind of cured pork.
"Pepe, Pepe, we ees saved. Ees a bacon tree."
"Luis, maybe ees a meerage? We ees in the desert don't forget."
"Pepe, since when deed you ever hear of a meerage that smell like bacon...ees no meerage, ees a bacon tree."
And with that, Luis staggers towards the tree. He gets to within 5 metres, Pepe crawling close behind, when suddenly a machine gun opens up, and Luis drops like a wet sock. Mortally wounded, he warns Pepe with his dying breath,
"Pepe... go back man, you was right, ees not a bacon tree!"
"Luis, Luis mi amigo... what ees it? "
"Pepe.. ees not a bacon tree. Ees
Ees a ham bush...."