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Organize Your Thoughts Around the Meaning of Memorial Day / Weekend

Posted May 27 2010 11:00pm

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Don’t just let this long weekend fly by without thinking about the real significance of Memorial Day.

Here in the United States we observe Memorial Day this weekend.

What is it … more than a long weekend off work for some, cookouts and festivals? 

The very reason we have a Memorial Day / Weekend is to take the time to remember all of the soldiers, military men and women who have served and have died so that we can have our freedom. I like freedom. I’ll assume you do too!

Here are some quotations from US leaders that sum up the real importance of Memorial Day.

“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died.

Rather we should thank God that such men lived.”

~ General George S. Patton

“And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave,

for glory lights the soldier’s tomb, and beauty weeps the brave.”

~ Joseph Drake

“We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers,

but to praise them.”

~ Francis A. Walker 

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life

to something bigger than oneself.”

~ Joseph Campbell

Enjoy and remember…

PS  Every day is Memorial Day! Start a daily ritual where you stay quiet for even 30 seconds and remember and bless and appreciate all those who have given up their lives and freedom to give us ours. The more we remember and appreciate, the more peace and love we are vibrating out to the world… maybe, just maybe we won’t need a Memorial Day in a century or so.

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