Monday, May 28, 2012

Remembering The Sacrifice For Freedom








Today is a special day of quiet contemplation in each heart of Americans for the gift we've been given at a great cost to many.  


Not only to those who honor this gift is freedom given, it is also granted to those who don't appreciate the sacrifices and those who will only kick their country and apologize for it instead of treasure it.  









I hope that you've had a chance to stop in at a cemetery and say a quiet thank you in your heart to a soldier buried there for years as time sweeps across his resting place and freedom blows the flag placed there to honor him this day.  











We are so very fortunate to know this gift that billions in the world long for and don't know and may never know.  

We have what they want.  Do we use it for good?  Do we honor the memory of those who bought it with their blood?







Are we doing the diligent thing and watching over the freedom won at such a great cost so that we can pass it on to future generations?

I hope that it can be said that we were willing to put it on the line and make sure that our soldiers who have given some and the some who have given all will not have done so in vain.







That is what we of this generation will be judged for:  our willingness to fight for the preservation of our freedoms here at home.


Are you up to to the task?


Thank you to every one who has served this noble country.  I appreciate your sacrifice and inconvenience as well as that of those who loved you, to make sure we can peacefully lay down our heads on our pillows at night in peace.







And now...a word or two from the greatest President in my time...  


The first President I was able to vote for and did so gladly...


Wise words.








7 comments:

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

Great post! So well said! Have a beautiful weekend!

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Theresa said...

Such a wonderful post. Love that Reagan quote. Though I am Canadian and we officially remember our veterans and fallen soldiers on November 11th, it behooves us to remember their sacrifices every single day. Lest we forget.

Grandma Becky said...

Good post, my friend, as always. I did go to a cemetery this afternoon after work that has an avenue of flags. I walked around looking to see what I could find veteran wise. I found one that was a medal of honor and purple heart w/olc reciepiant. WOW! Am truly thankful for many who served as both hubby and I served AF years ago. Hugs and blessings.

Linda said...

Great post.....hope you had a great weekend.....love the quote from Ronald Reagan.....one of the best!

Amish Stories said...

Very American, and I liked those images. Richard

mary your sis said...

Well put! The cost of freedom is eternal vigilance....