This weekend we honor those who gave their lives for this nation. It is fitting that we remember that Freedom is not free.
We sleep well at night because rough men (and women) stand ready to do violence in our name...George Orwell
Perhaps nothing speaks more eloquently to the sacrifice of the soldier than President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address:
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this
continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the
proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation,
or any nation, so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are
met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a
portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave
their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and
proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not
consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and
dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power
to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what
we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us
the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which
they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather
for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that
from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for
which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly
resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation,
under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of
the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the
Our sons and daughters are still operating in fields of battle and could use some "loving" from home. Go HERE to order any number of care packages from Soldier's Angels and remind these wonderful young people that they serve a grateful nation.
GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
GOD BLESS ALL WHO SERVE.
May God bless them and keep them,
May he shine his countenance upon them,
May God grant us all PEACE.
Until next time,