Motivational Monday...An Honorable Spirit
There was an article I read on Memorial Day about a woman who has “watched over” a World War II soldier’s grave for 74 years. She did not know him nor did she know anything about him.
Who would do that? As I read more, I learned that she is part of thousands who show their gratitude to the soldiers who helped them and others across Europe regain their freedom during World War II
It's more than just an adopted grave. It's cherishing our liberty and our freedom.
Ton Hermes, president of the Foundation for Adopting Graves at the American Cemetery in Margraten
Altruism is innate, but it's not instinctual. Everybody's wired for it, but a switch has to be flipped. David Rakoff
I was very moved by this story. This kind and thoughtful act or gesture to “comfort the people of America” to my knowledge does not get a lot of press here. And yet, they have continued to adopt graves and tend them. In fact, there is a waiting list for people to adopt these graves.
Often the things we do may go unrecognized or acknowledged. And yet, what’s more important?
Doing what your honorable spirit knows his right or doing what will get you honored?
No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave. Calvin Coolidge