"It is well to remember that the entire population of the universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others." A.Holmes

Monday, May 25, 2015

Remember

 Memorial Day, a time to remember and honor the many men and women who lost their lives in military service to our country over the years. I come from a military family and have many family members who've served in the military. Some still do. We are fortunate to have not lost any of them to death in warfare even though so many have fought in wars. My heart hurts for those families who have. It is a tragedy when a serviceman or woman loses his /her life, but the family left behind has suffered a great loss too. Mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, wives & children will live the rest of their lives without someone they love. There really aren't words adequate to express their loss. Remember, just remember them, and pray for the families left behind.
 "Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand , the spines of others are often stiffened." Billy Graham
 " As we express our gratitude we must never forget the highest appreciation is not to utter words , but to live by them. " Joseph Campbell
" The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them , glory and danger alike , and yet notwithstanding , go out to meet it. " Thocydides

10 comments:

Susan Clayton said...

Lovely thoughtful post. How thankful we are to have people like your family members who serve..

Mildred said...

A thoughtful post, Kathy, and I love the photos around your yard and the flag. My thanks to your family members for their service.

Theresa said...

Well said dear friend! I am praying for all of those families as they remember their loved ones! Have a blessed day, HUGS!

Lady Jane said...

Very nice tribute Kathy. God Bless all who serve. You have such beautiful shrubs in your yard.

Debbie said...

Thanks for the thoughtful post. Your home is so attractive and I love all the flowering hedges and privacy. Hope your weekend was nice.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Lovely tribute.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Such a heart warming and wonderful tribute!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Love this post!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Good words, Kathy.

Daisy said...

Yes, well-written post, Kathy. Thanks to those who have served and to their families as well.