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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21 thoughts on “Sunday Thoughts ~ Memorial Day

  1. 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 goes as you plan.

    1. Good morning, Rita. Yes, President Reagan’s quote is quite “sobering.” It is one I have used often. He had a way of getting one’s attention. We have rain this morning, but it isn’t supposed to last long. I plan to go to the garden to cut blooms before it gets too hot. Then we plan traditional American food for dinner. Enjoy your walks and have a Happy Memorial weekend.

  2. 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!

    1. Good morning to you, Pam. I love President Reagan’s words. And, I think I even used them last Memorial Day. He certainly could get your attention. Wishing you and your lovely family a wonderful Memorial Day weekend as well. We still have rain, but I am going to try and cut peonies in between showers. Blessings, dear friend.❤

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

    1. Good morning, Maristella. Many thanks my friend. I hope this finds you well. Wishing you a lovely weekend. Many blessings.

  4. 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!

    1. Dear Shannon, President Reagan had a way of getting one’s attention. And, you are correct – his words hold true today. Our celebration will be small as well, but we will remember and that is what matters. Wishing you and those you hold dear a lovely Memorial Day weekend. Many blessings, dear friend.❤

  5. 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.

    1. Dear Bonnie, thank you for your kind words. We are fortunate to live in America and it is the responsibility of each and every one of us to help make our land a better place. One we can be proud to pass on.
      Wishing you and your family a lovely Memorial Day weekend. Blessings to you and yours as well. ❤

  6. 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 much for that. Wishing you and yours a lovely and healthy Memorial Day!

    1. Dear Bobbie, thank you so much for your visit and your lovely words. My friend, I couldn’t agree with you more. I posted today on a fellow blogger’s post, that perhaps, our blogs can be a stone in a ripple to put our world in a better place. And, honestly, that is the very reason I began my blog. I believe it is the responsibility of our generation to ‘right the ship’ and put in place a country we would be happy and proud to pass on.
      I am so pleased you enjoy my blog and I hope you will continue to follow along. Again, I can’t thank you enough for taking the time to comment and sharing your thoughts. Many blessings, Bobbi.❤

      1. Sandra, I could always sense that making the world a better place was the motive behind all your beautiful posts. You are a caring heart. I think it would be terrific if we all got together and spread words of hope and encouragement for things we can all do to promote a better, happier, more secure world in which to live There are so many ways we can help one another…all it requires to begin is reaching out. Hugs!

        1. Dear Bobbi, thank you again for your kind and encouraging words. I have always believed that things (good and bad) spread like a ripple in the water. And, I feel social media is a tool, which used correctly, can play a large part of spreading the good. Wishing you a wonderful week and may you stumble on beauty all along your path. And, my friend, thank you so much for your comments, they mean more than you can imagine. ❤

  7. 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.

    1. Hi Jeanie. Our weekend was lovely – but quiet. Good food here also. Have a great week, we are almost in June.

  8. 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

    1. Querida Dolores, no te preocupes. Quién sabe lo que a veces puede suceder en el mundo cibernético y en tantos kilómetros. Espero que esto te encuentre bien y que disfrutes de la vida. Todavía estamos lidiando, como supongo que la mayoría del mundo lo está, con el terrible virus. Manténgase bien y sepa que me encantan sus amables y amables comentarios. Bendiciones, mi amigo.

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