Memorial Day…The Real Meaning
Memorial day is more than the beginning of the “summer season” or another excuse for a 3 day weekend. It is more than just beach time, or “bike week”, or a cook out. It is about remembering the men and women who gave their life in the United States Armed Services. And there are plenty of ways to honor them. Thanks to the internet, you can easily search “memorial day” and your city, state and find plenty to do. Please take the time to thank the men and women who have served, are serving, and will serve.
And because pictures are worth more than a thousand words…
The story of America’s quest for freedom is inscribed on her history in the blood of her patriots. -Randy Vader
The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example. – Benjamin Disraeli
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty. -John F. Kennedy
And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier’s tomb, and beauty weeps the brave. ~Joseph Drake
Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored. ~Daniel Webster
Four things support the world: the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the good, and the valor of the brave
We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them. – Francis A. Walker
A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. – Joseph Campbell
And I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free, and I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me and I’ll proudly stand next to him to defend her still today, ‘cuz there ain’t no doubt I love this land, god bless the USA. -Lee Greenwood
Posted on May 28, 2012, in A Penny for my Thoughts, Make Me Human and tagged Armed Forces, Bravery, Freedom, Honor, Memorial Day, Memorial Day Pictures, Memorial Day Quotes, Military, Rememberance, Sacrifice, Service, United States. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.