This Week...Duty, Honor, Service
May is Military Appreciation Month and today, the third Saturday in May is Armed Forces Day. It’s a day when we celebrate, acknowledge, and honor any and all who are serving or have served in any of the 7 military branches...Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Reserves, and the new Space Force.
Every good citizen makes his country's honor his own, and cherishes it not only as precious but as sacred. He is willing to risk his life in its defense and is conscious that he gains protection while he gives it. Andrew Jackson
Many of our ActiveRain members have served in the military as well as have family members who are and have served... Endre Barath, Jr., Doug Dawes, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Liz and Bill Spear, and Bob "RealMan" Timm whose daughter, Tina, is with the Air Force National Guard...just to name a few.
No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.
Gen. Douglas MacArthur
We are all blessed to live in a country where freedom and service to country, have been taught to so many at a young age.
We are blessed to live in a country where sacrifices were made by those who came before us and those who stand guard now so that we can live with the freedoms that we have.
Word to the Nation: Guard zealously your right to serve in the Armed Forces, for without them, there will be no other rights to guard. President John F. Kennedy
I have to admit that while I hope that our children will not have to face battles and wars, I often wonder if they were called upon...would and could they serve.
Thank you to the many who serve!
**The first photo is the United StatesAir Force Memorial.