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

Reblogger Amanda S. Davidson
Real Estate Agent with Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty 0225221517

Thank you, Nina, for such a beautifully written post. Freedom isn't free and as we all enjoy our freedom this weekend may we also honor and remember those who sacrificed everything for us. 

Original content by Nina Hollander

 

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."

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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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Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
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Hello Amanda,  This was a great reblog for Nina and perfect timing for this weekend.

 

May 24, 2019 07:55 AM #1
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Roy Kelley
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Thank you very much, Amanda, for sharing this excellent reblog selection.

 

May 24, 2019 09:57 AM #2
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Nina Hollander
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Hi Amanda... thank you so much for this reblog. It means so much to me because what I wrote came from my heart in the truest sense of the word.

May 24, 2019 10:16 AM #3
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Good morning Amanda. I too was moved and inspired by Nina's post and video.

May 24, 2019 10:36 AM #4
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Amanda,

Like you, I just loved Nina Hollander 's post.  This is a wonderful re-blog.  A

May 24, 2019 01:07 PM #5
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Good reblog choice ...a timely remembrance for the holiday.

May 25, 2019 04:11 AM #6
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Amanda S. Davidson
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Will Hamm it really was. Spoken from the heart and shares the real meaning of this weekend. 

May 25, 2019 05:17 AM #7
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Amanda S. Davidson
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Roy Kelley thank you! Have a great weekend. 

May 25, 2019 05:18 AM #8
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Amanda S. Davidson
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Nina Hollander I could feel it was straight from your heart. It's beautifully written and captures what we should all be focused on this weekend. We have so much to be thankful for because of those who gave their all.

May 25, 2019 05:19 AM #9
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Amanda S. Davidson
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Sheila Anderson her post really touched me, perfectly stated. 

May 25, 2019 05:19 AM #10
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Amanda S. Davidson
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel such a special post and spoken straight from the heart. 

May 25, 2019 05:20 AM #11
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Amanda S. Davidson
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson I felt the same way, she really captured the meaning of this weekend. 

May 25, 2019 05:21 AM #12
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Grant Schneider
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Good morning Amanda - this was a great choice for this weekend.  We need to remember the meaning and remember all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

May 25, 2019 05:23 AM #13
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Brian England
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Great choice for a reblog, Nina Hollander surely is proud of her country and isn't afraid to shout it to the high heavens!

May 25, 2019 06:52 AM #14
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Nina Hollander
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Brian England hi Brian... I am a proud American and despite being an immigrant I'm not a hyphenated American!

May 25, 2019 07:32 AM #15
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Amanda S. Davidson
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Grant Schneider Nina really captured me with her post, so beautifully written. I agree we truly do. 

May 26, 2019 06:05 AM #16
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Amanda S. Davidson
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Brian England I agree and it's one of many things I admire about Nina Hollander. She's a class act!

May 26, 2019 06:05 AM #17
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Amanda S. Davidson good morning, Amanda... you are making me blush with all of your lovely comments!

May 26, 2019 06:11 AM #18
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A very moving post for Memorial Day by Nina Hollander.

 

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Amanda, I missed Nina's post, and she always does such a great job for Holidays.

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