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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Good Sunday morning, dear friends.  With all the wet and cold weather we have had, it is hard to believe it is Memorial Day weekend. 

However, even though our weather hasn’t been normal and our world seems upside down, none the less it is Memorial Day Weekend.  A special 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.  Most importantly, a time to honor and remember our fallen heroes. FINALIZATĂ Fugind de destin ai o singură destinație: locul în … #dragoste # Dragoste # amreading # books # wattpad“For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if  freedom fail?” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


Even though our celebrations may be smaller, most of us will celebrate in some way, perhaps a picnic at a lake or by the shore or a barbecue for two at home.  But we will always celebrate in some fashion because we are grateful for our precious freedoms.  Simply, part of the “Red White and Blue” which flows through our veins.FINALIZATĂ Fugind de destin ai o singură destinație: locul în … #dragoste # Dragoste # amreading # books # wattpad“For you have been called to live in freedom…use your freedom to serve one another in love.” ~ Galatians ~ 5:13

“The liberties of our country, the freedoms of our civil Constitution are worth defending at all hazards; it is our duty to defend them against all attacks.” ~ Samuel AdamsFINALIZATĂ Fugind de destin ai o singură destinație: locul în … #dragoste # Dragoste # amreading # books # wattpad“We do not need magic to transform our world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. We have the power to imagine better.” ~ J.K. ROWLING


The little things we do for others make our world sweeter.   A way of “imagining better.”

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In closing, know I wish you and yours a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend.    Hug those you love, heart-to-heart.  And may we all be forever grateful to those who gave their lives for our freedom.

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” ~Joseph Campbell






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Rita C at Panoply
Sandra, just as I told Pam & Butch this morning, your opening excerpt from Ronald Reagan struck me as very sobering. My hope is that we here in America come to better appreciate the freedom our soldiers gave their all in preserving it for us. We simply must. Happy Memorial weekend. Yes, the rain has continued, but today and tomorrow are now expected to become hot, hot, hot. With most social activity still postponed or canceled, I think we’ll just take a nice walk along the river and enjoy some good ole American food fare today. I hope your weekend… Read more »
Pam Richardson

Good morning Sandra. Great minds think alike, we both used President Reagan’s quote as our opening. May we always pass on to our future generations appreciation for all those who fought and died for our freedom. Wishing you and Michael a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!

Penny Carlson

A very thoughtful post Sandra. Hope your rain clears up. Have a lovely weekend.


Amazing pictures and quotes to celebrate Memorial Day! Blessings and hugs,dear Sandra!

Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors
Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors

Sandra, President Reagan’s quote was such a perfect opening to today’s post. Those poignant words hold so ever true today and every day. Our gathering may be small this year, but my family and I will definitely be celebrating our freedoms and remembering those who made those freedoms possible. Dear friend, may you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

bonnie morgan

Thank you Sandra, for reminding us of the freedoms we enjoy. As we remember those that gave their lives for our freedoms it is sobering. I am thankful to be an American and I am glad to reflect on our freedoms and appreciate those that gave their lives to defend our freedoms.
Blessings to you and your husband today, Sandra.

Bobbi Duncan
Sandra, thank you for sharing Mr. Reagan’s sobering words of wisdom…he always had a way of making one sit up and pay attention. The one thing that always disturbs me greatly is the lack of real care and concern for our vets who put their lives on the line so that we can all remain free. America really needs to get their priorities straight on a great many issues! On a happy note, I LOVE all you quotes and your own words of wisdom. Every time I read your blog, I feel a sense of peace and hope…thank you so… Read more »

We celebrated small but also very meaningfully, remembering our generations before and those who serve. (And some good food.) It was all good. I’m hoping your weekend was splendid.

maria dolores velasco vidal

Hola Sandra, me asomo a tu blog para ver tu comentario al mio y veo que no ha quedado reflejado. Debiera de estar justo después del de Rita. No se que ha pasado porque vi como quedaba impreso. Lo siento, ya que tus palabras dejan unos mensaje muy bellos y sabios. Las imágenes son preciosas…
Un gran abrazo, amiga querida

maria dolores velasco vidal

Estoy observando que no hago bien para que no aparezca mis comentario. Voy a probar mandar esto.