Monday, May 19, 2008

Remember, It's More Than Just A Day Off...













These heroes are dead. They died for liberty - they died for us. They are at rest. They sleep in the land they made free, under the flag they rendered stainless, under the solemn pines, the sad hemlocks, the tearful willows, and the embracing vines. They sleep beneath the shadows of the clouds, careless alike of sunshine or of storm, each in the windowless Place of Rest. Earth may run red with other wars - they are at peace. In the midst of battle, in the roar of conflict, they found the serenity of death. I have one sentiment for soldiers living and dead: cheers for the living; tears for the dead.
~Robert G. Ingersoll



Here's wishin' you and your kinfolk a happy and safe Memorial weekend.
Please remember to fly your American flag...


4 comments:

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

thank you.

kat449 said...

Thank you for them...thank you from my son who we were blessed beyond measure when he came home safely to us after being on the front lines policing, protecting and serving in Iraq.
I remember when he came home & I was hugging him, I wept for all the Moms & famliy members who wouldnt be experiencing this miracle. I was very humbled. Thank you Peanut. hugs, a very grateful & proud Mom. (Kat)

Chatty Kathy~Palmetto Prims said...

My flag flies high everyday. I lost my brother in the Vietnam war and will never forget the price that was and is being paid for freedom in the great Old USA.

Kat tell your son "thank you". I'm so glad he came home safe.

Thanks Peanut, God Bless and Happy Memorial Day!!

Doreen said...

Happy Memorial Day to you P. A beautiful post, thank you. :)

Enjoy your weekend...we are putting in our garden and having a bbq at Mark's parents.

Big Hugs,
D

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