Thoughts On Honor, Sacrifice, And Freedom For Memorial Day Weekend

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Honor, Sacrifice, Freedom, Never Forgetting...

 

As we begin to look towards the Memorial Day Weekend holiday, let's never forget that we enjoy our many freedoms in the United States of America because there have been so many throughout our history who sacrificed their all to protect our freedom.

 

As I do each year, I've posted my favorite Memorial Day Tribute video, which never fails to move me. It is all the more powerful because it is silent except for the music. The message is simple and powerful: Honor, Sacrifice, Freedom Is Not Free, and We Should Never Forget. As Elie Wiesel said: "Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory there would be no civilization, no future."

 

In the spirit of remembering why we observe Memorial Day and why we can enjoy this long weekend holiday in the first place, please take a minute to watch this video to remember and honor those who gave their lives for our great country, as well as to never forget that freedom is not free and has been paid for with the blood of the heroes who were willing to pay the ulitimate price with their lives for our nation and our freedom.

 

  

 

 

 

"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived."

       George S. Patton

                                                                                                   

"Above all, we must realize that no arsenal or no weapon in the arsenals of the world is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women."

Ronald Reagan, First Inaugural Address, January 20, 1981

 

"A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself."

          Joseph Campbell

 

"And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier's tomb, and beauty weeps the brave."

Joseph Rodman Drake

 

"Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it."

Unknown

 

 

Let us observe this Memorial Day Weekend in memory of many and in honor of all. Thank you to all who have sacrificed for our freedom. We owe each who has sacrificed a debt that can never truly be repaid. Never forgetting that sacrifice is but a small down payment on that debt.

 

 

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                                 Thank you, Nina. 

May 25, 2019 07:13 PM #51
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I am always moved to tears when I reflect on the ultimate sacrifice ... giving one's life for us to have life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Thank you for this beautiful post and the video. 

May 25, 2019 08:13 PM #52
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Kathy Streib you're welcome, Kathy.... and thank you for taking time to stop by and read my post.

May 26, 2019 04:58 AM #53
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Diana Dahlberg good morning, Diana... I totally get it because I respond the same way. I remember someone once saying that our military write us a blank check with their lives... and that's how I always think of it. 

May 26, 2019 04:59 AM #54
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Good morning Nina Hollander ,

Love your post and so glad that Kathy Streib featured your post in her "Ah-ha" moments for the week. Love the video and so glad you feature it each year. for everyone to watch and take a moments to remember and honor those who gave their lives to this great country.

May 26, 2019 06:13 AM #55
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR good morning, Dorie... that you. I'm not a big video watcher (don't have the patience), but this post rivets me each and every time.

May 26, 2019 06:32 AM #56
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Great quotes! An emotional reminder of what this weekend is really all about.

May 26, 2019 09:04 AM #57
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A very moving video, indeed, Nina.  It's impossible to watch without getting a bit choked up.  I pray to God we NEVER forget their sacrifice.

May 26, 2019 09:47 AM #58
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Beautiful Memorial day tribute and reminder. 

I don't know who said it, but my favorite Memorial Day quote is:

"All gave some, some gave all"

May 26, 2019 10:34 AM #59
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Margaret Goss hi Margaret... I've always liked that quote, myself. It brings the message "home" very clearly. Endre Barath, Jr. used it in his post this weekend.

May 26, 2019 01:30 PM #60
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Carol Williams hi Carol... I'm with you on how moving that Memorial Day video is... maybe because it's so "quiet" and the message comes through so loudly.

May 26, 2019 01:31 PM #61
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Sharon Tara hi Sharon... no reason not to enjoy one's holiday weekend, but we should never forget why we have it in the first place.

May 26, 2019 01:32 PM #62
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Beautiful, emotional, spiritual and inspirational. Like many American families who have lost family members and friends fighting for our great and noble nation, this Memorial Day is a celebration of supreme sacrifices that ensured us the freedoms and prosperity we all enjoy today. 

Hopefully, we take our children and their children to a cemetery on this special day and witness the sacrifices made by America's warriors by the sea of American flags that cover the landscape. God Bless our fallen heroes and God Bless the USA. Thank you for sharing the video. 

May 26, 2019 06:10 PM #63
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Kimo Jarrett thank you, Kimo. Memorial Day is a day that many younger people have little understanding about and it's up to our generation to make sure they understand why we observe this day.

May 27, 2019 05:36 AM #64
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Great post!  I can see why Kathy chose to highlight it this week!

May 27, 2019 07:00 AM #65
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR® thanks, Kristin. And thanks for stopping by... wishing you a very special day today.

May 27, 2019 07:46 AM #66
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Beautiful post...;)

May 27, 2019 08:32 PM #67
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Ricardo Mello good morning, Ricardo... and thank you. Trust you had a special Memorial Day.

May 28, 2019 04:39 AM #68
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Hi Nina:

Well somehow I missed this over Memorial Day but with family in town...

I really like this video and the powerful message it sends about the true meaning of Memorial Day.

Jeff

Jun 04, 2019 06:58 AM #69
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Jeff Dowler, CRS hi Jeff... this is one of my favorite videos of all time... quiet and powerful at the same time.

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