Friday, May 28, 2010

Freyday - Happy Memorial Weekend! Bakersfield Photographer

It's Frey-day! How many of you out there just pronounced that "Fray" day? Raise your hand, it's okay! I'm going on 6 years as a married woman with that name and sometimes wish the 'e' would disappear so it would be pronounced correctly :) SO. Freyday is the same pronounciation as Friday..... Anyway. Happy Memorial Day weekend! Being a military spouse and having several military clients along with family who served, it's important to me to remember those who have given all for my freedom. "To help re-educate and remind Americans of the true meaning of Memorial Day, the "National Moment of Remembrance" resolution was passed on Dec 2000 which asks that at 3 p.m. local time, for all Americans "To voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a Moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to 'Taps."

The Moment of Remembrance is a step in the right direction to returning the meaning back to the day. What is needed is a full return to the original day of observance. Set aside one day out of the year for the nation to get together to remember, reflect and honor those who have given their all in service to their country."

So enjoy the time with your family and on Monday, please remember those who have served this country and the families of those men and women. Special shout out to Martinez, Mason, and Hill who are clients of mine currently serving overseas. You and your families are constantly in my prayers for a safe and quick return! Also, shout out to my clients who have served and are currently home: McClelland, Layton, Flores, Williams, Wolfe, Orr, and Brobyn

Here's a glimpse into my life as a marine taken before I had any photographer friends:
And possibly the most emotional day of my life as Eric left for Iraq for his 1st deployment:Hoo-rah! Have a great weekend...up next week, an engagement session and wedding in Tehachapi!


Nina said...

Happy Memorial Day Jess!!! Hope you and Eric get to take a break from your busy schedules to relax and hang back for a little bit :)

jenw said...

wow... that last picture got me all teary-eyed. Great blog post Jess!