Saturday, May 27, 2006

In Honor of Those Who Sacrificed

                     

In honor of those who fought, died and sacrificed to keep us free...

...Celebrate!  Celebrate and cherish the freedoms they preserved.  The freedom to live any where you like that you can afford.  The freedom to work at any job you are qualified or skilled for.  Freedom to speak your mind, your thoughts be they politically correct or incorrect.  The blessed freedom to worship the One True God, or any cheap imitations, in whatever manner you deem appropriate.

...Laugh.  Laugh often and loud.    Enjoy every moment of life that you can, for those who have no moments left.

...Reminisce.  Remember them.  Their stories.  Their valor.  Their pride.  Their fears, hopes and dreams.

...Cry.  Cry for those left without sons, daughters, husbands, wives, fathers and mothers.    

...Love.  Love deeply.  Love each other. "Don't just pretend that you  love others: really love them.  Hate what is wrong.  Stand on the side of Good." TLB,Romans 12:9 Love, as they loved.  Stand, as they stood. Lovingly remember those who loved the most.  For, "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." KJV, John 15:13 

This may be a US National Holiday, but many around the world owe their own life and freedom to these same men.  In deed, some of them know better than us the cost they paid and honor they deserve.  And from all who cherish life and value freedom, these deserve respect and honor.   

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    "Good patriotic entry and good weekend to be patriotic! Hugs, Sassy

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    "You did good Barbara. I like your entry very much. Hope you and your family have a great weekend. Hugs, Helen"

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  3. Barbara, this is a beautiful entry, thoughtful, and a necessary reminder of what is given for others to live. It's too easy to forget as we march through the months of the year... so glad we have a special day to remember the Veterans who have died for our freedoms. Bea

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  4. Wonderful entry! God bless you!
    Hugs, Sugar

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  5. Everyday I look at my husband....tell the Lord...thanks for watching over him while in Vietnam....so we can share our retirement years together...that is how I celebrate...every day.....Hugs from KY....Ora

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  6. Well said! have a great weekend.
    Terrie

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  7. Your entry gives the reason for the celebration of Memorial Day.    Our thoughts should reflect upon the rights we have and a government that we elect.    We can never appreciate enough the lives we have as citizens of this country.    Wishing you and your family a pleasant and enjoyable weekend/holiday.    mark

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  8. butterflies4me04May 27, 2006 at 10:09 PM

    Aww! This was a great entry! Beautiful, just absolutely beautiful and well put! :)

    Theresa

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  9. Awesome tribute barb!!!

    hugs
    angelrose

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  10. thank you for shairing that
    happy memorial day
    ttyl
    emily

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  11. hello friend love the graphic and thanks for sharing these truths hope you have a great day God bless kelley

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  12.   THANKS, BARBARA FOR YOUR FINE ENTRY.         sam

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  13. I hope you had a wonderful memorial day. I think it's wonderful the way its celebrated and the fact that it's not just a holiday. the message really isn't lost.
    The passages from the Bible you've used are so wonderful. Another beautiful entry!

    Shermeen xx
    http://journals.aol.co.uk/shermeen0621/PublicThoughts/

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  14. so true, great entry!

    thanks for stopping by my journal.

    take care!
    <3jackie
    htt[://journals.aol.com/jackiebenice/blah/

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