Saturday, May 25, 2013

Tight Lines to Our Veterans...


"Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends." John 15:12-14

Memorial Day, which originally was Decoration Day, began after the Civil War to honor the soldiers that had lost their lives during the Civil War. The day has endured and is a time to reflect on those service men and women that have made the ultimate sacrifice, given their lives, to defend and protect our way of life. The sacrifices of those service men and women truly epitimize selflessness, dedication and courage. Since our nation's founding, more than one million American Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, men and women, have paid the ultimate price in defense of our nation. To them and their families, it is my prayer that they always feel the pride, gratitude and compassion of a greatful nation! A nation that owes a great debt to the fallen that can never be repaid.

It is difficult to talk about those that have given so much, without remmbering those that are serving our Nation today! Not to diminish the respect and reverence of those that have fallen protecting our nation, I have to recognize those here and now.

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I recognize that Memorial Day is a time to remember those that gave the ultimate sacrifice for our way of life; however, I strongly believe every time we get the chance to thank the men and women who continue to protect and serve our country we should thank them.  THANK YOU and TIGHT LINES to each of you and your families. We appreciate all the sacrifices you make for us! From my family to yours we are proud of you!

Take the time to fly the flag, pray for those still in harms way, and give comforting words to anyone that may have lost a loved one! It does matter.






9 comments:

  1. Thanks for reminding all of us the importance of this day--we do owe so much to all who have served and those who are serving now--great post!!!

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    1. Thank you Bill! Thanks for stopping by and we do owe a lot!

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  2. This is a very important post, there are many who have paid for our freedoms. Well written!

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    1. Thanks BDF! We do get caught up in out daily lives sometimes we forget! Thanks to taking the time to reflect.

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  3. Thanks Al for the timely post. Remembering this holiday is always high on my list.

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    1. No doubt Buddy! I know it is important to you and remembering in the least we can do. Thanks for stopping by and all your support!

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  4. Very well said...we should all keep these people in our thoughts and prayers 365 days a year.

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    1. I couldn't agree more! A thought or a prayer from time to time ensures we don't forget! Tight lines buddy and thanks for stopping by!

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