Sunday, May 29, 2011

Giving Thanks on Memorial Day

While Thanksgiving is about appreciation for what you got, Memorial Day is so much deeper. It's appreciation for those who died to give you what you got. ~Doug Koktavy

When I think of Memorial Day and what it means to me, I think of how blessed I am to live in this country, where freedom still rings, even though at times we may abuse some of the freedoms we have.  I think of the fallen soldiers who've paid the ultimate price that we might continue to live free, even though we so often take our freedom for granted.  I also think of the families, friends and loved ones of the fallen, the unsung heroes struggling to survive in the face of unspeakable loss.  I cannot imagine the depth of their pain.  I don't know how to thank them for their sacrifice, save to say that I am deeply grateful ~ and promise to remember them, as I hold each and every one of them in gentle thought and prayer.



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