Monday May 26, 2008

2memorial n (14c) 1: something that keeps remembrance alive

 

         Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary

 

 

Want to express publicly how grateful my family and I are for all those who have sacrificed THEIR lives so that we might LIVE OURS in freedom and peace.

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For those who have died to protect our land. Our homes. Our families – we honor you.

 

And for those who have not physically died in battle – Yet, die to themselves each and every day…their wants. Desires. Comforts. Time. Their very freedoms to preserve and keep ours ALIVE here in America – we honor you.

 

We are SO BLESSED. And have been given more than we deserve – because of God’s grace and constant mercy. We are spoiled. And find ourselves very secure and selfish as a result. Yet in our comfortableness WE FORGET… we forget that while we’re out enjoying our parades and picnics there are those visiting the graves of loved ones lost. Those who are facing gunfire. loneliness. And the horrors of war.

 

My heart is especially grateful and thinking of YOU – my friends – who are serving even now as I type this…One in Iraq. One in Afghanistan. One in Germany. One here in the US.

 

I KNOW the sacrifices you’ve made. Not just you but your families as well. You’re ALL in “active duty” :) and have died to many of your own dreams and plans to do what you are doing.

 

in “KEEPING REMEMBRANCE ALIVE” we want you to know – those past. those present –  we are tremendously grateful for what you’ve GIVEN UP so that we might enjoy what we’ve BEEN GIVEN!

 

Helping to keep us..

 

“One Nation Under God. With Liberty and Justice for All.”

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Just pausing to say THANKS,

 

 

 

~ Shayne. Amber. Kate. Ben & Emma

 

 

 

“How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.”  ~

 

 

“I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives.  I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.”  ~Abraham Lincoln

 

 

 

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