Memorial Day



A veteran – whether active duty, retired, national guard or reserve – is 
someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America", for an amount of "up to and including my life." 


That is Honor…


Author Unknown


May we learn to better understand the meaning of honor from those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.


10 responses to “Memorial Day

  1. Hi mom,
    It’s a nice saying… 😀 How are you & my brother, sister and niece?
    Have a great week. God bless you.
    Love, son

  2. I had a similar thought when the Russian cruiser’s weapons system radar locked on our cruiser during operations in the Med.  We could see that they had missiles on the launch rails.  The Cold War was in full swing in 1975.  If they had launched, Uncle Sam might have cashed in my check.  

  3. I couldn’t agree with this more.  I am so thankful for our servicemen/women.  Particularly my little brother in the Marines, of course.  I may be just a bit biased though. 🙂
    I hope your days are lovely Gail!

  4. Thank you Gail.  My only wish is that I could take the place of one of our young men or women fighting today.  Who are they to tell me I’m too old?  Might have lost a step or two but we old soldiers have lived the better part of our lives.  For all before me, with me, or to follow after all who have served, I stand and salute you for being a patriot and honorable mother. 

  5. I love the blank check bit!
    I have missed you
    and yes I think I am coming back,
    slowly but surely
    so hard to juggle it all!
    hugs to you G.

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