Sunday, May 24, 2009

Quotable Sunday ~Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone! It is always nice to have that extra day off and to be able to spend some time with family and friends, which is what we will be doing today!


Having several Veterans in my family, this holiday always gets me thinking about how precious our freedom is, "if you like your freedom, thank a Veteran". Here are some thoughts and quotes related to Memorial Day.


Memorial Day, originally called "Decorations Day," is a national holiday that is celebrated on the last Monday in May. A day of remembrance, the tradition goes back to the end of the American Civil War when women put flowers on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers.


On this patriotic holiday, we honor servicemen and women who have died in war in the U.S. and every country where Americans are buried. We celebrate these people who made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.




"If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace." ~ John Lennon


And I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free, and I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me. And I gladly stand up, next to you and defend her still today. ‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land, God bless the USA. ~Lee Greenwood



Peace is more important than all justice; and peace was not made for the sake of justice, but justice for the sake of peace. -Martin Luther



The price of freedom is responsibility, but it's a bargain, because freedom is priceless. ~ Hugh Downs



If we are to reach real peace in the world, we shall have to begin with children. ~ Mahatma Gandhi



The greatest glory of a free-born people is to transmit that freedom to their children. -William Havard



Now, go visit A Daily Dose of Toni for more Quotable Sunday!



LT

12 comments:

Jennifer said...

These are beautiful quotes, it was difficult to choose a favourite. I would say, "Peace is more important than all justice; and peace was not made for the sake of justice, but justice for the sake of peace." -Martin Luther

Amy A.K.A. "The Mrs." said...

Oh, Johnny boy, how right you are...
"If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace." ~ John Lennon

Have a great holiday!

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Isn't this the truth...

If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace." ~ John Lennon

Hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend.

Becca said...

That Hugh Downs quote is great. Thanks for sharing! :)

Banteringblonde said...

VERY TRUE

The price of freedom is responsibility, but it's a bargain, because freedom is priceless. ~ Hugh Downs

Rhonda said...

I, too, love the Hugh Downs quote. It is such a gift that we live in the country we do and enjoy these many freedoms.

Amy said...

That is so pretty. I like the image. Thanks for stopping by.

Sweet Serendipity said...

Hi,
Great quote choices. I particularly like the John Lennon quote.
Happy Memorial Day!

Eighty MPH Mom said...

I love these too - what a beautiful way to honor our men and women!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Those are the same quotes I had originally picked for today...so of course I think they're awesome! (grin!!!) I like this one:

The greatest glory of a free-born people is to transmit that freedom to their children. -William Havard

Hope you're enjoying your Memorial Day weekend! :)

Anissa said...

Beautiful Quotes -- I know I'm late tonight but was working on a couple blod designs. Anyway my favorite is And I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free, and I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me. And I gladly stand up, next to you and defend her still today. ‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land, God bless the USA.--- So True --Love the song.
TFS
Happy Memorial Day

Felicia said...

Very beautiful post! Thank you!