Monday, May 31, 2010

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

They are dead; but they live in each Patriot’s breast,
And their names are engraven on honor’s bright crest.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

They fell, but o’er their glorious grave
Floats free the banner of the cause they died to save.
– Francis Marion Crawford

Green sods are all their monuments; and yet it tells
A nobler history than pillared piles,
Or the eternal pyramids.
– James Gates Percival


As many of you know, I am a proud military spouse, sister, and friend. I'm taking this long weekend to spend time with my family, grateful that my husband is home, but I will also be taking a moment to give thanks to those that have made the ultimate sacrifice and those that continue to give service to this country. -Anna

4 comments:

Carrie said...

Those quotes were great and fitting. Thank you to all our service men and women past and present.

James Garcia Jr said...

Anna, thank you for your post. I took a moment on my blog as well to give credit where the credit is due, but neither my wife nor I ever served, so we do not understand the way you do in your household. I'm happy to hear that your husband is home this Memorial Day, and I join you with pausing this day to remember those who served and died for us.
God bless.
--James

http://jamesgarciajr.blogspot.com/

Vickie said...

Thank you for posting this.

Anna D said...

Carrie- How did the kids like Patton?

James- Thank you so much for the kind words and for taking a moment to reflect on all those that have served before us. This is a day not only for remembrance but for family, friends and traditions- all made possible because of all the brave men and women in uniform. I had a wonderful day with my children and husband- cooking, playing, talking and of course, remembering. I hope you enjoyed your day!

Vickie- Thanks for coming by and I hope you had a great day.