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


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.

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.