Sunday Thoughts ~ Memorial Day

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.  We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream.  It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” ~ Ronald Reagan

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“Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

In the spring of 1915, shortly after losing a friend in Ypres, Belgium a Canadian doctor, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae was inspired by the sight of poppies growing in battle-scarred fields to write a now-famous poem called “In Flanders Fields.”  After the First World War, the poppy was adopted as a “The Flower of Remembrance,” and is worn in memory of our veterans.  The poppy grows in absence of other flowers and only in ground that has been churned.  

“…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’d gladly stand up next to you
And defend Her still today
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt
I love this land
God Bless the U.S.A.” ~ Lee Greenwood

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Dear friends,  all across this great land of ours, we are observing Memorial Day Weekend.  A time we have set aside to celebrate and say thanks to all military personnel and their families for the sacrifices they make or have made, for our freedom.  It is especially a time we honor and remember our fallen heroes.  In remembrance of all veterans as well as active service members, I wish you and yours a most beautiful Memorial Day Weekend.  Enjoy your celebrations and be safe!

 

 

“No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.”  ~ Ronald Reagan

 

 

 

 

Au Revoir,

Sandra

 

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Maristella
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What a great tribute!Love the video too.God bless all of you.I admire your country and your patriotism.Hugs,dear Sandra!

Pam Richardson
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Beautiful post, dear Sandra as always. I have always loved President Reagan’s quote that you included first. Wishing you and Michael a wonderful Memorial day.

Brenda @ It\'s A Beautiful Life
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It’s a good thing to remember ‘lest we forget’. I wrote that line you shared from FDR in my journal this morning: “Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.” There are just so many privileges we have here in North America that we enjoy because men and women have stood up and fought for them. Dear Lord, let us never take them for granted.

A lovely post, Sandra.

Rita C at Panoply
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Outstanding photos and captions. God Bless America!

(you & Pam are definitely on the same wavelength this Memorial Day weekend)

bonnie morgan
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Great moving quotes. Thanks for a moving post.

Honey Dee
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Sandra, this is a lovely tribute. I’m just reading today but as always, it is so beautiful and well put together.

jeanie
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In Flanders Field has always been one of my favorite and one of the most poignant of poems. Your flowers are so beautiful here — wonderful words and thoughts.

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