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Ovation: The Opportunity To Celebrate Memorial Day.

05/27/2013

MemorialDay2013Memorial Day is more than the beginning of summer when families gather to go camping or have a BBQ.  The holiday reminds us of our duties towards the wounded soldiers and the bereaved families, orphans and widows of the nation’s service members who have perished.  There are many ways to observe Memorial Day including the placing of flags or flowers on the graves of soldiers, visiting cemeteries and memorials, displaying the American Flag at half-mast until noon, observing a moment of silence at 3:00 p.m., offering thanks to veterans and appreciating the sacrifices of the soldiers and their families.  We can also give some thought to the following famous quotes:

“Only the dead have seen the end of war.” – Plato

“I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.” – Nathan Hale

“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.” – Mark Twain

“Your silent tents of green we deck with fragrant flowers; Yours has the suffering been, the memory shall be ours.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free.  And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.” – Lee Greenwood

“All we have of freedom, all we use or know – This our fathers bought for us long and long ago.” – Rudyard Kipling

“Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life.” – Bob Marley

“A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers.” – President John F. Kennedy

Happy Memorial Day.  Let’s try to remember the real reason we get a long weekend each year.

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  1. Nicely done. BTG

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