Monday, May 26, 2014


A hero is someone
Who has given his or her life
To something bigger than oneself.
Joseph Campbell

Memorial Day

I hope that you have had a wonderful Memorial Day taking time to reflect on the meaning of this special day. We often take our freedoms for granted, but today gives us pause to reflect on the valiant men and women who sacrificed all for those freedoms. 

One young woman, Michele Marcum, shared her thoughts on what this day means. Michele lost her brother nine years ago. Read her moving account here at TAP'S Blog. 

A favorite quote from her post:
"Being a true Patriot means that we actively seek ways to honor the fallen by teaching the living."
What more can we do? To forget is unforgivable!

Hoping your "unofficial start to summer" is off to a great beginning. Good wishes for a pleasant week! 


Linking up with Mosaic Monday
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  1. We have a lot to be thankful for.

  2. Lovely, thoughtful post. Thank you.

  3. Your memorial Day sounds like our Remembrance Day, a time for reflection and to be grateful.

    1. Gill..definitely! I have just reread The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher and marvel at the courage and brave hearts of Londoners and all of Great Britain during WW II. Great sacrifices were made throughout history and continue today.

  4. Hi Susan, this is such a sweet and thoughtful post. We don't take enough time to think about our fallen heroes.


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