Before we pack up the grill, beach towels, and bathing suits for a relaxing Memorial Day weekend with family and friends, let us take a moment to remember and to honor the men and women who have served and have given their lives for the freedom we enjoy today – to remind us that freedom isn’t free. Below are 20 Memorial Day quotes from some of the greatest minds:
My beautiful women: True stories of two women that will deeply touch you
Based on two true stories of two beautiful women that will deeply touch you. Choose understanding over judging another; our job is to love people, not to judge them.
The Women On My Journey by Rev. Melissa M. Bowers
To the women on my journey who showed me the ways to go and ways not to go, Whose strength and compassion held up a torch of light and beckoned me to follow, whose weakness and ignorance darkened the path and encouraged me to turn another way.
In Remembrance of the Greatness
Memorial Day is a United States Federal Holiday observed on the last Monday of May. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who perished while in military service to their country. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War, after World War I it was expanded to include casualties of any war or military action.
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Once there was a tree …. and she loved a little boy. And everyday the boy would come and he would gather her leaves and make them into crowns and play king of the forest. He would climb up her trunk and swing from her branches and eat apples. And they would play hide-and-go-seek. And when he was tired, he would sleep in her shade. And the boy loved the tree …. very much. And the tree was happy.