Declaration of Independence

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. - That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Time of Remembering

                It is Memorial Day once again, a day for remembering those who are no longer with us. It is a day for visiting grave sites and placing flowers on the tombs of our loved ones.

                Memorial is observed in the United States on the last Monday in May. It originated after the Civil War was known as Decoration Day, a day set aside to honor men and women who gave their lives while serving in the U.S. military. It became an official federal holiday in 1971.

                Peter Brookes shared some of his thoughts about Memorial Day on The Daily Signal.   Here are some of his thoughts, which I echo:

            “Whether you’re spiritual or not, it’s right for this country to take this day to remember those who have fallen, those who have returned, those who are hurting and suffering wounds both visible and invisible, and those who are serving today.
            Nor should we forget their families, who have shared their most prized possessions with our armed forces for the good of this country. `They also serve who only stand and wait,’ as the poet John Milton noted.
            Memorial Day is but a brief moment in time every year when a great country takes pause to rightfully and reverently thank those both living and dead who have served for their courage and sacrifices on our behalf.

            We must never—ever—forget that America is the home of the free because of the brave.”
            Take a few minutes on this day for remembering to watch this video “I’m Going to Miss You.”  

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