This page is dedicated to mail about Memorial Day, 2006, in Metuchen. To the
families who've lost their sons, daughters, husbands, wives, brothers and sisters, we remember not just on Memorial Day, but
every day. To the troops in Iraq and around the world, we pray for your safety. May there be peace, and may your families
be especially blessed for the sacrifices you make each day.
Read the essay
Special thanks to the Memorial Day Committee, participants, sponsors, and all
the people who came out to watch the events. Without you, there would be no pictures
Be sure to let us know where you're writing from!
Wed, Aug. 2, 2006 — Paul E. Dormont, Commander, American Legion Post 433 in
New Providence, NJ, writes:
Absolutely terrific slideshow. Thanks for putting it together.
Sun, June 24, 2006 — Susan, in Columbia, SC, writes:
Believe it or not...I just had an opportunity to watch your Memorial Day movie. It was amazing!! I was in tears. You
did a great job and I know you're proud. How awesome that the Chamber is using it. . . .
Sun, June 24, 2006 — Elaine, in Mullins, SC, writes:
Jules -- I finally sat down at watched the memorial day movie! I'm SO PROUD of you! The others have been moving, but you've
done an especially good job this time of using the music with the pictures to emote -- I've watched it twice and the tears
start falling each time you show the "God Bless America" on the back of the VA bus.
. . .
Sun, June 18, 2006 — Pat, in Metuchen, writes:
Beautiful, Julie, Just beautiful.
Another wonderful job.
Wed, June 14, 2006 — Alice and Rob, in Manchester, NJ, write:
HI JULIE, YOU'RE MEMORIAL DAY MOVIE WAS "AWESOME". NOT ONLY THE GREAT PHOTOS BUT ALSO THE FINE WAY IT WAS
PUT TOGETHER AND CORRELATED WITH THE MUSIC. KUDOS!! THANKS FOR SENDING.
REGARDS, ALICE AND ROB
Tue, June 13, 2006 — Cherbo, in Zone 5, Illinois, writes:
Wow! This was truly amazing. The slide show worked for me and is well worth the time to watch. How wonderful your town celebrates
Memorial Day in such a meaningful way.
Sun, June 11, 2006 — Susan, in Marietta, GA, writes:
OH JULIE!!!!!! I'm SOOOO glad I found you... WELL, if it wasn't enough for you to post all about the glory red maple... and
then this too!! Great job and great show!! I want to be as good a BLOGGER AS YOU!! You inspire me!!!!!!!!!!
. . .
Sun, June 11, 2006 — aggiesmom, in Wewoka, OK, writes:
Beautiful and very moving!!!
Wed, June 7, 2006 — NJtea, in Zone 6, writes:
Beautiful, Julie. Brought tears to my eyes. Main Street, U.S.A.
Wed, June 7, 2006 — Sue, in Metuchen, writes:
Thanks for sharing this, Julie! It is another amazing project. I'm glad that you share your talents with us!! Have a great
Tue, June 6, 2006 — June, in Metuchen, writes:
I wanted to thank you for the presentations and tell you how wonderful they are. What a treat!
Sun, June 4, 2006 — Kathy, in Metuchen, writes:
Julie - some great pictures!
Sun, June 4, 2006 — Mark, in Metuchen, writes:
about "Smalltown USA". Metuchen looks like the little town in the movie Sleeping with the Enemy.
Julie did an unbelievable job (again!!)
Sun, June 4, 2006 — Heidi, in Metuchen, writes:
Brownie troop has marched in the parade the past 3 years; it was nice to see all the groups that preceded and followed us.
This was the first year we didn't participate in the ceremony at Memorial Park. Thank you for capturing all the moments
Sun, June 4, 2006 — Virginia, in Metuchen, writes:
has truly blessed you and I am grateful for and humbled by what you've shared with my family and me.
Sun, June 4, 2006 — Mike, in Piscataway, NJ, writes:
what a wonderful tribute that was to our troops and those who have sacrificed. Thanks to the Memorial Day committee for doing
such a fantastic job organizing, and to the military who were there for participating. Well done!
Mike (USAF retired)
Sun, June 4, 2006 — John, in Metuchen, writes:
beautiful photo and musical tribute, Julie. So glad to have been able to see it. Peace, John
Sun, June 4, 2006 — Jeff, in Metuchen, writes:
slide wshow is great ... can you ZIP the movie and make it available for download ? I 'm having too hard of a time getting
[Working on that...jws]
Sat, June 3, 2006 — Merry, in Edison, NJ, writes:
done. Thank you for sharing your gift with others.
Sat, June 3, 2006 — Cindy, in Metuchen, writes:
work........is there a website for church activities, let me know i'd love to view that.
Sat, June 3, 2006 — Joni, in Metuchen, writes:
Absolutely amazing and so incredibly moving. It made me proud to live in a community like Metuchen. Thanks very much for sharing.
Sat, June 3, 2006 — Marcia, in Metuchen, writes:
photos, Julie. I especially loved the children's faces.
I downloaded the movie and saw part of the show with the music, until it jammed.
But I had no trouble seeing all the slides and they are wonderful.
Sat, June 3, 2006 — NatureGirl, in Ontario, Canada, writes:
each face in uniform conveys a message. The same look among the crowd of veterans. The faces of children particularly the
little girl holding a yellow rose really spoke to me! Her eyes filled with emotion! This post reminds us...God bless America
and freedom!! Well done!
Sat, June 3, 2006 — Steve, in Metuchen, writes:
Very nice job on the movie. We missed the event this year. It was
nice to see the images.
Sat, June 3, 2006 — Lisa, in Burlington, Canada, writes:
Julie, I loved all your pictures of memorial day but in particular the one you chose for your home page. I love the juxtapostion
of the old trees and wagon against the modernity of the people. The trees stand timeless, like watchdogs of an era gone by.
The way they gently weep over the people looks as if they are quietly whispering,"please sit down, let me tell you a story
of another time.There is much you can learn, much you can teach." I really can't articulate all the emotions that that picture
evokes but as usual, job well done. Lisa
Sat, June 3, 2006 — Bill, in Spartanburg, SC, writes:
nice. I love the Iwo Jima pics. The boots especially. Tell me how that looked in action...how did they do it? How long did
I also love the one where the soldier is praying with his hat in his left hand. Also... a good choice for "cover pic" (the
one you first see as you go to the site!)
Sat, June 3, 2006 — Bill and Bev, in Metuchen, write:
It is beautiful. And with the sound turned up, it's even better. Thanks so much.
Bev and Bill
Sat, June 3, 2006 — Bob, in Bronxville, NY, writes:
i loved the dog, but you know me.
the whole tone conveys what memorial day should be. everyone should be proud.
Sat, June 3, 2006 — Dan, in Metuchen, writes:
thank you very much.
Sat, June 3, 2006 — Staff Sergeant Jonathan Braca, one of the soldiers in the
Iwo Jima re-enactment, in Connecticut writes:
Thank you for capturing the event.
You took some great pictures. The
slideshow you assembled is terrific.