Monday, May 28, 2018

Honoring The Bravest of All


The patriotism of many is being brought into question in these difficult times. This blogger strongly believes that protesting a government's actions is an excellent way to demonstrate a true love of country. 

We have been to the beaches of Normandy. We have looked up at the pillboxes high about the beaches wondering aloud at the immense bravery required of men who came ashore. We have stood on the memorial of the USS Arizona in Honolulu visualizing the horror of December 7, 1941. We have stood at the memorial to the September 11th victims in NYC. We have walked the memorial at the Pentagon. We have walked all of Arlington National Cemetery, heads bowed and thoughts in quiet prayer. I have stood silently observing the ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown again thinking of the bravery of these men and women. 

We are grateful for the brave service of men and women in our military. We are especially grateful to those who gave their lives so the rest of us could live in freedom. Our First Amendment rights are dear and must be protected. These men and women were doing just that when they gave their lives so that protesting could be heard throughout the land.



  1. "Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty." –John F. Kennedy

    National Moment of Remembrance requires everybody to keep silent for a minute, exactly at 3.00 pm (local time) when 'Taps' is played and reflect on the glory of those who have shed blood for us.

    Thanks for sharing, Meredith.

  2. Amen to that Mere. I'm always awed when I think of the courage it takes to walk into a battle, a burning building or other disasters knowing your death may be imminent. God Bless men and women of courage.
    Thank you for giving us the privilege of living in a country that was once a shining symbol of all that is good in the world. I pray God that symbol is not lost forever and can be restored by some sanity in our government and in areas of our country.

  3. What a lovely post in remembrance of those who paid the ultimate price serving in our allied forces Meredith. Joining you in remembrance and grattitude of those brave men and women and their families.


  4. A very nice tribute Meredith. It’s so important that we remember those who sacrificed so that we may live the way we do today. Nothing should be taken for granted, life is far too precious. Thanks to you and Jack for also serving, and for always remembering.

  5. In Canada, our Nov Remembrance Day mirrors your Memorial Day ... remembering those who laid down their lives for the freedoms we hold high in the world. We understand and appreciate your heartfelt tribute to those from the USA, who gave their lives in many world conflicts. It holds an even deeper meaning coming from you and Jack, who served. ... nj ... xx