Rona Musings Memorial Day USA

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“We are notorious for ‘running’ around self-righteously declaring our rights to this and to that. But if we were to reflect upon the millions who ‘ran’ across bloodied battlefields so that we would have rights to declare, I think we’d do a whole lot less declaring and a whole more appreciating.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

Memorial Day in the USA is a day to remember the fallen.

Those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service of their country.

“Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt

I come from a long line of patriots. Men and women veterans from every wars. Some sacrificed their lives. Others their sanity. Still others were wounded in battle. Their left-behind collected ‘widow’s pensions’. There were Mayflower voyagers, Huguenots, German, Irish, English, Quakers, etc. I am a veritable melting pot. All of these ancestors make me who I am today. Their lives and sacrifices affect mine deeply. I feel as though I know many of them. They came to this country for freedom — the idea of freedom that was fought and died for by brave men and women in numerous wars.

“Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices” –Harry S. Truman

There will be no parades today, no large gatherings. It may be fitting to remember in silent reflection the innumerable men and women who gave their lives willingly so we can enjoy the privilege of freedom.

“Freedom is viewed as a ‘right’ to those who don’t yet understand that everything is a ‘privilege.”

― Craig D. Lounsbrough

Remember the fallen and their sacrifice.

XO Lisa

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