Oh say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
Through the years…
Many warriors have set aside the joys of life,
to enter into battles that were born of strife.
All gave their service, but some gave their all.
With courage, they answered their country’s call.
We’re reminded of their sacrifice on Memorial Day.
Death or injuries were the price that many did pay.
As we go about our lives, we tend to forget…
for our freedom and stability, they’re owed a huge debt.
P. A. Oltrogge
“The United States and the freedom for which it stands, the freedom for which they died, must endure and prosper. Their lives remind us that freedom is not bought cheaply. It has a cost; it imposes a burden. And just as they whom we commemorate were willing to sacrifice, so too must we–in a less final, less heroic way–be willing to give of ourselves.”
Ronald Reagan, Arlington National Cemetery, May 31, 1982
You may want to refer to today’s post by Dutch Sheets:
http://www.givehim15.com (written post)
and giving efforts at such ministries as: http://www.samaritanspurse.org