I wanted to take time today to reflect on Memorial Day and what it means to me. It means that we have another 364 days of the year to remind America that war ain’t cheap, and, freedom ain’t free.
For this holiday, my family and I are going to drive over to Ft. Snelling National Cemetery (Minnesota) to really reflect on what it means to be alive in this country today. Before we go, I wanted to leave you with some great quotes from two historic presidents followed by classic Facebook quotes with pictures from the veteran community.
“A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards. More than that no man is entitled to, and less than that no man shall have.”
“With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.”
I’d like to point out that VA only quotes a small part of that and leaves out reference to “God.”
Here is VA’s bastardized version:
“To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan.”
Facebook Quotes Worth a Read