"the nicest and the sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple pleasure, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string."
Lucy Maud Montgomery

Saturday, May 28, 2011

for all of us who live in Freedom...




In his second Inaugural Address, in the midst of the Civil War, President Lincoln called on our embattled Nation "to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just, and a lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations."  On this Memorial Day, and every day, we bear a heavy burden of responsibility to uphold the founding principles so many died defending.  I call on all Americans to come together to honor the men and women who gave their lives so that we may live free, and to strive for a just and lasting peace in our world.



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11 comments:

  1. Well said, Jo-jo! Thank you for the powerful reminder.

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  2. Perfectly put, jojo. Thank you.

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  3. Beautifully said, JoJo! You are such a wise woman:)

    Love and hugs,
    Deb

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  4. Updating my links, I just realized that you were not there! You are now!

    Love,
    Deb

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  5. Living in a military community (Ft. Bragg), it isn't difficult to find a family in need. I'm especially mindful of their commitment this day.

    peace~elaine

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  6. Oh so very true! We owe them an immeasurable debt of gratitude and putting it into action is so much better than words!

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