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« Quotational Therapy: Part 15 -- Thomas Paine, On Revolution. | WILLisms.com | Two Worthy Carnivals. »

Memorial Day.

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Today, Memorial Day, we honor those who fought and died for the United States of America, the land, the people, and the idea. We should strive each day to keep America, with our freedom of speech and religion, our fair system of justice and our robust free enterprise system, our rights and our privileges, all worth fighting for.

After the Declaration of Independence was signed, on July 4, 1776, John Adams explained the meaning of sacrifice:

"I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure that it will cost to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the gloom I can see the rays of ravishing light and glory. I can see that the end is worth more than all the means."

Honoring the sacrifice of the heroes of the American Revolution, past, present, and future is the very least we can do this day.

Take a moment today, in between the barbecue and the trip to the lake, between running errands and lounging around the house, between the yard work and the movie theater, between paying the bills and surfing the blogs, to remember why there's a day called Memorial Day.

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Other Memorial Day posts:

Winds of Change.
Outside The Beltway.
LaShawn Barber.
Mudville Gazette.

Posted by Will Franklin · 30 May 2005 09:50 AM

Comments

We have so much to be thankful for! Freedom and democracy is spreading around the world. The taliban is no longer a threat. Saddam is no longer in power! Osama is still hiding in his snake pit somewhere but in time he too will be found. Memorial Day is a time to reflect on all our military service men and women and thank them for their courage and bravery... God bless America!

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at May 30, 2005 12:24 PM

Your quotational therapy of Thomas Paine rings true today!

Posted by: Bob at May 30, 2005 12:56 PM

Nice tribute!

Posted by: Bill at May 30, 2005 01:25 PM

Once again, WILLisms.com has another great Post! ... That photograph makes me want to cry.

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at May 30, 2005 01:50 PM

Great photos, great quote, great post. America is indeed great because of her idea. Life, Liberty, and Property. Ahh yes. Those were the days...we are taking back! :)

Posted by: Rosemary at May 30, 2005 08:50 PM

I hope your Memorial Day is a happy one.

Posted by: Rosemary at May 30, 2005 08:53 PM

I hope your Memorial Day is a happy one.

Posted by: Rosemary at May 30, 2005 08:58 PM

I hope your Memorial Day is a happy one.

Posted by: Rosemary at May 30, 2005 09:04 PM

I hope your Memorial Day is a happy one.

Posted by: Rosemary at May 30, 2005 09:10 PM