Take a moment this Memorial Day...

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For too many, Memorial Day is just a day to take off work - a day to eat too much, drink too much, and visit with friends.

I wish we would all stop and remember that we wouldn't have the freedom to do those things if it weren't for the soldiers. Then I wish we'd all take a moment to honor them and have gratitude for the sacrifices they've made for this country - and for all of us here who live in freedom.

I just read that some veterans don't want to be thanked for their service. I didn't quite comprehend the reason why, so guess I'll keep thanking them until some veteran tells me to stop.

If you're a veteran - thank you for putting your life on hold and risking it in defense of this country and our way of life. If you're the spouse or child of a veteran - thank you for the sacrifices you've made. If you've lost someone... my heart goes out to you.


It's the Soldier

It is the Soldier, not the minister,
Who has given us freedom of religion.

It is the Soldier, not the reporter,
Who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the Soldier, not the poet,
Who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer,
Who has given us freedom to protest.

It is the Soldier, not the lawyer,
Who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the Soldier, not the politician,
Who has given us the right to vote.

It is the Soldier who salutes the flag,
Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who allows the protester to burn the flag.

Author: Charles Michael Province, U.S. Army

The following showed up in my in-box yesterday, and when I passed it along to two old veterans yesterday evening, they both got tears in their eyes...

We are all so grateful to once again have a President who honors our Military - and who holds kindness in his heart:

President Trump Greets a Wounded Vet

Understand the weight of this image.

This soldier lost both of his arms. The feeling of a handshake is lost to him.

President Trump realized this, and thus,touched his face so he can feel the human connection.

This is what I see when I think of President Trump's motives.  He exchanged a billionaire lifestyle so he could be insulted, dragged through the mud, and lied about on a daily basis.

All in an attempt as he sees it, to hopefully save the country and the people he loves.

God Bless America.


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Nina Hollander
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Good morning, Marte... this poem is so poignant... and brought tears to my eyes because it's so true. I wish more people would give the message some real thought.

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