Sunday, May 30, 2010

Memorial Day

The day we take time to solemnly remember those who have fought for our freedom.  We also remember those who continue that fight.  We cannot let our free republic bend to the will of those who in their jealously would destroy the way of life our fighting men and women have given their lives to secure.  We must hold their memory and sacrifice as a proud standard to the price of liberty.  We remain free because they gave their lives.  Our fore fathers and others of character have recognized this and often commented on the reasons freedom is worth fighting for.  God ordained governments to protect the governed so they could worship Him in freedom and in peace.  

"I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure that it will cost to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States."  John Adams

"Our cause is the cause of all mankind, and that we are fighting for their liberty in defending our own." Benjamin Franklin

"Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us. We cannot endure the infamy and guilt of resigning succeeding generations to that wretchedness which inevitably awaits them if we basely entail hereditary bondage on them."  Thomas Jefferson

"Let us make a vow to our dead. Let us show them by our actions that we understand what they died for. Strengthened by their courage, heartened by their valor, and borne by their memory, let us continue to stand for the ideals for which they lived and died." --Ronald Reagan 

"Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt. He therefore is the truest friend to the liberty of his country who tries most to promote its virtue, and who ... will not suffer a man to be chosen into any office of power and trust who is not a wise and virtuous man." - Samuel Adams


  1. One of these days I need to send you some pictures of our city cemetery. We have a big section of Texans. The section is on the main lane in and is very well kept. Battle Flag flies year round and every April the whole section is redone with new (Battle) Flags on each grave.

  2. Thanks, I'd like to see that. Have a great Memorial Day. Thanks for serving. Pappy


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