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(VIDEO) – Memorial Day Tribute

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The video below is still the best, most stirring Memorial Day Tribute I’ve ever found.

May God Bless our brave military men and women, too many of whom have sacrificed EVERYTHING to protect our freedom. They are the reason we can spend today cooking hot dogs and hamburgers with our family.

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Memorial Day Tribute…

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The video below is still the best, most stirring Memorial Day Tribute I’ve ever found.

May God Bless our brave military men and women, too many of whom have sacrificed EVERYTHING to protect our freedom. They are the reason we can spend today cooking hot dogs and hamburgers with our family.

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We Honor our Fallen this Memorial Day Weekend

Powerful words about the price of Freedom, …spoken by a President who loved our country, believed in it deeply, and lived those words daily.

Taken from Reagan’s first Inaugural address back in January 20th, 1981, the following is also wonderfully appropriate this Memorial Day weekend.

‘…Directly in front of me, the monument to a monumental man: George Washington, Father of our country. A man of humility who came to greatness reluctantly. He led America out of revolutionary victory into infant nationhood. Off to one side, the stately memorial to Thomas Jefferson. The Declaration of Independence flames with his eloquence.

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And then beyond the Reflecting Pool the dignified columns of the Lincoln Memorial. Whoever would understand in his heart the meaning of America will find it in the life of Abraham Lincoln.

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Remembrance is a Sacred Act

As both of the “Heads” are off for the holiday, please enjoy this very touching article for Memorial Day.

From Lily Burana @ the NY Times:

I believe that the civilian-military gap isn’t always born of indifference, but rather, at times, a sense of helplessness on the civilian side. What can I do? If you do nothing else, you can remember those who have given their lives for their country. Our country. Remembrance, which may seem a modest contribution in the moment, is a sacred act with long-term payoff — a singularly human gift that keeps on giving, year after war-fatigued year. I don’t need to remind you that America’s sons and daughters are still dying in combat. I don’t want to browbeat you into feeling guilty for not doing more. Instead, I want to tell you that as the wife of a veteran, it is tremendously meaningful to know that on this Memorial Day, civilians will be bearing witness and remembering in their own way — that those who are gone are not forgotten. I also want to say that as you remember them, we remember you.

Read the whole thing.

America: Her Finest Hour is Yet to Come

***A positive & uplifting Memorial Day post from J.E. Dyer @ theoptimisticconservative.

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Did they die in vain?

As America remembers her honored dead this Memorial Day weekend – those who died in uniform defending our great cause of liberty – many hearts are troubled about what we have come to.  The idea of liberty on which our nation was founded seems to hang in tatters.  The genius of our forefathers in giving us a government that was to be limited, constitutional, and federal appears all but extinguished.  The indispensable ingredient of liberty, an independent people of good character, seems at times to be disappearing into a sorrowful sunset.

But I would like to suggest a few things about these discouraging fears.

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Memorial Day Tribute

Mere words cannot express the debt that we owe the brave men and women who have trained, served, sacrificed, fought, and died for our freedom.

We can only bow our heads in prayer and thank God that they did.

Happy Memorial Day.

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John Wayne & American Values

Appropriate on this Memorial Day Weekend.

John Wayne embodied the best of our country for 40 years: patriotism, strength, courage, and an unapologetic belief in American Exceptionalism. A return to such ideals from Hollywood would be a welcome sight.

Feel free to skip past the normal scripted banter to the 1:45 mark for the “meat”.

Happy Birthday, Duke!

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***By the way, if you’d like to see a brief history of John Wayne (since this is his birthday), check out YouViewed/Editorial.