Memorial Day Monday – May 25 – Memories and Gratitude
For some reason, when I tried to publish this post last night, I got a weird WP error message saying, “Are you sure you want to do that?”–so I wasn’t able to publish this in time for Memorial Day!
But anyway, yesterday was Memorial Day in the USA as we remembered all those who have served (and are serving) our country in the military, especially those who died during their service.
Fortunately, none of the people I know personally have lost their lives while serving in the military, but my thoughts and prayers go out to all those family members and friends who have lost loved ones who died while defending our country.
My parents served in Korea in the 1950s; Mom in the Air Force and Dad in the Army. I honored their memory yesterday. Even though their earthly remains reside in the Veterans Cemetery in New Hampshire, I know their spirits are alive and well in their heavenly home.
So for Memorial Day, I thought I would share a few quotes from The Quote Garden about Memorial Day.
We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them.“
~Francis A. Walker
“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!“
“For love of country they accepted death..”
~James A. Garfield
“The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.”
“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.”
“They hover as a cloud of witnesses above this Nation.“
~Henry Ward Beecher
What about you?
Did you serve, are you serving, or do you know someone who served or is serving in the military?