It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Monday, May 29, 2017

Chapter 5, Page 29, Book 17


With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts

Eleanor Roosevelt

Honor



Our dead brothers still live for us, and bid us think of life, not death -- of life to which in their youth they lent the passion and joy of the spring. As I listen, the great chorus of life and joy begins again, and amid the awful orchestra of seen and unseen powers and destinies of good and evil our trumpets sound once more a note of daring, hope, and will

Oliver Wendel Homes

Memorial Day is a day for memories. We remember those who fought and died in our many wars. We also remember those who fought and survived, those who were willing to die for their country.

It’s also the unofficial date for the beginning of summer and that reminds me of the freedoms we wouldn’t have if it wasn’t for those who bravely protect our country.

Because of them we can sit back and enjoy our barbecues, have picnics and play with our children.  We can march in parades and wave our flags because we are proud to be Americans and live in the land of the free and the brave.  

I think that one of the best ways to show our honor to these brave men and women, is we to live life honorably, in the best way we can .  They gave a lot so we could enjoy the freedoms we have. 



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.
Lee Greenwood

3 comments:

Mevely317 said...

I never tire of that splendid Lee Greenwood song!
What you said, "One of the best ways to show our honor ... is we live life honorably, in the best way we can." AMEN!

betty said...

So true to live our lives honorably to honor and thank those who gave their lives for us.

Betty

TARYTERRE said...

A wonderful tribute. Happy Memorial Day.