Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day 2017

Photo Credit: flickr creative commons/Chris Yunker

"It is, in a way, an odd thing to honor those who died in defense of our country, in defense of us, in wars far away. The imagination plays a trick. We see these soldiers in our mind as old and wise. We see them as something like the Founding Fathers, grave and gray-haired. But most of them were boys when they died, and they gave up two lives — the one they were living and the one they would have lived. When they died, they gave up their chance to be husbands and fathers and grandfathers. They gave up their chance to be revered old men. They gave up everything for our country, for us. And all we can do is remember."

~Ronald Reagan

12 comments:

  1. Purrfect picture, Mudpie :) Pawkisses for a wonderful Memorial Day :) <3

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  2. Beautiful post, Mudpie. :) Have a happy Memorial Day!

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  3. What a beautiful tribute, Mudpie and Melissa. This is such a powerful quote, spoken by a great man. Happy Memorial Day!

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  4. That is a great quote from President Reagan, and oh so true even to this day.

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  5. Let's take a moment to remember those who died defending our freedom but let's also fight for the one's who have returned injured and unable to support themselves.

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