saturday 9

Some Gave All

1) Here at Saturday 9, we regard everyone who served -- veterans and active military -- as heroes. Have you, or has anyone in your family, worn the uniform of our armed forces? We want to hear about them.  My two brothers-in-law were both stationed at the local air force base when they met my sisters.  One served four years and one had a 25-year career.

2) Memorial Day has its own flag etiquette. In the morning, the American flag should be flown at half staff in memory of those we have lost. Then, at noon, it should be raised briskly to full staff, in honor of all who have served. Where is the nearest flag flying from where you sit right now? The post office across the street has a very large flag.  

3) Since 1988, motorcycle riders have participated in Rolling Thunder. In events all over the country, including Washington DC, bikers "Roll Together" to draw attention to service members still missing and raise awareness of mental health issues our veterans cope with each day. When have you most recently ridden a motorcycle? A scooter? A bicycle? It has been decades for all

4) This week's song is the title track of Billy Ray Cyrus' best-selling album. Named for this patriotic song, the album also included Billy Ray's signature song, "Achy Breaky Heart." "Achy Breaky Heart" is a popular choice on karaoke nights. Do you know it well enough to sing along? I probably do, if I hear it

5) Sandy Kane, the hero of "Some Gave All," is based on a real Vietnam vet Billy Ray Cyrus met and spoke to about his sacrifice for his country. Can you think of another song based on a real person? "Candle In the Wind"

6) Memorial Day is the traditional kick off of the summer season. Have you packed away your winter clothes yet? I have

7) As you answer these questions, is there a fan or an air conditioner cooling your room? no, I do have open windows though

8) Memorial Day is also a holiday for retailers. Ads promise great prices on everything from grills to lawn decorations to high tech gear and gadgets. Will you be shopping any sales this weekend? nope

9) Random question: When is the last time you felt like a kid?
basically every day at school


CountryDew said...

Candle in the Wind is a great choice for that question! I couldn't think of any songs for that one. I am glad you feel like a kid when you are teaching. It keeps you young!

The Gal Herself said...

Aren't you the rogue sister, without a sweetheart in uniform! (Or maybe you had one and just haven't shared with us.)

I love how much you enjoy teaching.

songbird's crazy world said...

Great song choice. I got to see Sir Elton in concert last year. He’s one of my favorites

Stacy said...

There is nothing like kids/teenagers to keep you feeling young!

Susan said...

It's good that you feel like a kid. I feel young in my head, but my body reminds me I am old!

zippiknits...sometimes said...

Candle in the Wind is such a beautiful tribute to a wonderful woman.
I second what Stacy said about having teens around....And what Susan said about feeling young in the head but the body reminds her she is not. lol Yep!