A Thank You To The Brave Men and Women of The Armed Forces

. . . AND to their families! Thank you for the tremendous sacrifices you have made and continue to make on a daily basis to defend us and our freedoms that we all too often take for granted.  We all need to remember that Freedom isn’t free! It comes at a very high price, which you pay for the rest of us.

It is my sincere hope that this day finds you in safety and comfort, surrounded by your loved ones, as we all work toward the day that all of mankind can live together in peace.

I took this picture at the Pearl Harbor Memorial at Pearl Harbor.  Pearl harbor poem wchild enlarged

This monument is inscribed with a poem that Eleanor Roosevelt carried in her wallet during World War II, and I thought it was appropriate for Veterans Day.

I had hoped you’d be able to read it from the picture, but since you can’t, this is what it says:

“Lest I continue / My Complacent Way / Help me to remember / Somewhere Out there / A man died for me today. / As long as there be war I then must / Ask and answer / Am I worth dying for?”

That’s something we all need to think seriously about.

Peace and God Bless!

 


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