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:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Have a grateful Memorial Day. <3

Little Binky and Granny said...

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

Lone Star Cats said...

Happy Memorial Day!

Roby Sweet said...

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

The Island Cats said...

Happy Memorial Day!

The Menagerie Mom said...

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

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

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

Cathy Keisha said...

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.

Caren Gittleman said...

lovely sentiment, we "paws" to remember catchatwithcarenandcody

The Swiss Cats said...

Happy Memorial Day ! Purrs

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Beautiful Memorial Day post.

Maxwell Faraday Richman said...

Purrfect quote for the day!