Sunday, May 30, 2010

In Honor of Memorial Day

MEMORIAL DAY









It is the
VETERAN
,
not the preacher,
who has given us freedom of religion.

It is
the VETERAN,

not the reporter,
who has given us freedom of the press.

It is
the VETERAN,

not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.


It is
the VETERAN,
not the campus organizer,
who has given us freedom to assemble.


It is
the
VETERAN,
not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.



It is
the
VETERAN,
not the politician,
Who has given us the right to vote.


It is the

VETERAN
who
salutes the Flag,



It is
the
VETERAN

who serves
under the Flag,


ETERNAL
REST GRANT THEM O LORD, AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON
THEM.

19 comments:

Just Be Real said...

Kat, thank you for remembering. Blessings.

Terra said...

Everything you posted here is very poignant. The most touching is the man in the wheelchair standing for the flag, as others remain sitting on the curb. Their behavior is most disappointing, but the veteran is way admirable.

Mari said...

I got these e-mails too and thought they were touching. I have one of the comics set to go up later.
Hope you all have a nice day tomorrow.

He & Me + 3 said...

Beautiful post. What a wonderful message of remembrance. I hope everyone honors them always.

Rita said...

Great post!!! I liked the next to the last cartoon, especially. What a price they paid for our freedom. I am so thankful to each and every one of them.

LV said...

What a neat way to remember those that have served and died for our freedom. I liked your presentation for this special day very much. Bless you special lady today and always. I am into the second chapter of my book. I trust it want be heartbreaking as the first part. When I read, I put my myself in the book with the characters. I feel right along with them.

Carol said...

Wow, Kat, what a beautiful, thoughtful post today. Well, you are always thoughtful, but I just love what you've done here.

COUNTRY MOM said...

Kat, I have prayed for your friend and will continue to do so. Hope you and your family have the best day. Many Blessings my friend.

Denise said...

Such a lovely post.

momstheword said...

This is an awesome post! My dad was a Pearl Harbor Survivor and he would march in parades with other veterans.

We would take the kids and stand up as the vets walked by and clapped.

One time, my son (about 8 at the time) asked why we were standing up and clapping (no one else was)

I said it was out of respect and gratitude for all they did in the name of freedom. The guy next to me heard me and he and his whole family then stood up and clapped along with us.

trudi jane said...

such a special post...makes me think of my grandfather and the sacrifices he made for freedom.

NanaNor's said...

Kat, What an incredible tribute-I love how you brought the realty of what the veteran does for us home.
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Noreen

Cathy said...

Thank you for this wonderful reminder!

KrippledWarrior said...

Kat,
Thank you for getting this. And not forgetting this.
Love Always,
Kurt

in company with sparkles said...

Thank you so much =) We're very thankful.


And living in the UAE, I hadn't realized today was Memorial Day! Oh my goodness. I wish we honored veterans more all the time, and the Lord they feared.

Tori said...

Beautiful post for Memorial Day!

hey there, I'm glad I stumbled upon your blog. Looks like lots of good reads! I'll be back!

~*Michelle*~ said...

wow.....what an amazing tribute! Thank you so much for this....

Heckety said...

The cost of freedom is measured in the number of people who are prepared to fight for it. The rest of us appreciate it, or we ought, but we'll never know the real cost to the people who fought. Thank you for this post. The sarcasm in the humour as well as the words, both are needed to stir us.

Lou said...

Thanks for the reminder, Kat. A great post.