To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die. ― Thomas Campbell

Today is Memorial Day in the United States, a day when we honor the memory of the men and women who have died in military service.

For many people, it’s also a day to remember all departed loved ones, and for most of us, that includes our beloved felines. I’m remembering Amber, Buckley and Feebee today. All three of them changed my life in ways I never could have imagined. I miss them every day, and I treasure the legacy they’ve left behind.

As you remember your lost loved ones today, please take a moment to recognize the sacrifices of our military personnel and thank them for their service. I hope you enjoy this heart-touching slideshow of soldiers with cats:


Who are you remembering today? Please share your memories in a comment.

17 Comments on Memorial Day: a day of remembrance

  1. We always remember the fallen soldiers…but most close to home for us is our lost cats and dogs…9 cats and 3 Sibes have gone OTRB during our 35 year marriage…and now we have been saved by Ms Savannah and her Paw Tracks…

  2. I’m remembering my dad, a US Marine, who fought on Iwo Jima. He was and will always be my hero. I’m also thinking of my stepson who is currently a US Marine on deployment. Be safe. XO

    …and all the precious loved ones I’ve lost. Some with fur and some without.

    What a beautiful post, Ingrid.

  3. Remembering my brother who graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and served for many years, first in nuclear subs and later as a forensic marine engineer. He was active Navy during Vietnam and remained in the service, retiring when our troops were in the Middle East. He is buried at Arlington and I miss him…so much.

  4. Ingrid, you created a legacy for Buckley with your book and for Amber with this blog, we’ve gotten to know Feebee and the world knows Allegra and Ruby, they live in many hearts, all so fitting with your quote. Thanks for sharing the video too.

  5. We are remembering all the brave soldiers that fought all the wars. They are so important. And we are remembering all the kitties and doggies that have gone to the bridge. We have many animals in our family that have gone to the bridge and we are remembering all of them too. Happy Memorial Day.

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