Friday, November 11, 2011

Hail to the Veterans

Oh Beautiful for Spacious Skies...
For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?
Ralph Waldo Emerson

This nation will remain the land of the free
only so long as it is the home of the brave.
Elmer Davis

The soldier, above all other people, prays for peace,
for he must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.
General Douglas MacArthur

In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.
Jose Narosky

{In war, there are no unwounded hearts.}

Alone, alone, — all, all alone;
Alone on a wide, wide sea.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Ancient Mariner, 1798

I can no other answer make, but thanks, and thanks.
William Shakespeare

And each man stands with his face in the light of his own drawn sword,
ready to do what a hero can.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Poems Before Congress, 1860

When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep?
George Canning

But this Veterans Day, I believe we should do more
than sing the praises of the bravery and patriotism
that our veterans have embodied in the past...

We should take this opportunity to re-evaluate how
we are treating our veterans in the present.
Nick Lampson

Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all.
By uniting we stand; by dividing we fall.
John Dickinson


HAPPY VETERANS DAY
and
may God bless us, one and all
∞§∞

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26 comments:

Anna M said...

love this. Happy Veterans' Day to you and yours.

jen said...

Beautifully said, Sue.

Heidi G. said...

Powerful. Thank you for such a poignant reminder!

Katie Blacker said...

what a great reminder! Thanks Sue!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Today is truly a day to remember and pray for them.

Eva Gallant said...

Happy Veterans Day; an awesome post with amazing photos!

Laraine Eddington said...

I was looking for some good quotes and you've got them. Thanks Sue. I got to say thanks to an old vet at the grocery store this morning and he started crying. It was very moving to me.

karen said...

Beautiful! We owe so much to our veterans - heroes all.

Sue said...

Thanks for sharing that, Laraine. I don't think our veterans get enough of that sort of thing.

So glad you saw him and spoke up.

=)

Jocelyn Christensen said...

Excellent quotations! Hey I've finally realized that I can hook my computer up to my kitchen sound system and list to your blog! Woohoo...good times in the kitchen!

Darlene said...

What great quotes and terrific pictures to back them up. I love our country so much and whenever I see men in uniform, especially if they have a flag close by, I start to cry. Too many people just exist and don't even think how we became a free country and that all the freedoms we hold dear came about through brave, incredibly brave men.

Thank you for this beautiful patrotic post on this important day------11-11-11.

Karen Mortensen said...

Love it as always.

LeAnn said...

Thanks Sue for an awesome post. Beautiful pictures and thoughts. I love this country and all that have served to protect our freedoms.
Blessings and hugs to you!

yaya said...

Thanks for posting this tribute so beautifully in word and pictures..

Garden of Egan said...

That was beautiful. I loved each of those pictures. They say so much.

Dixie Mom said...

No more perfectly said than that Sue!! Thank you!

Grandma Honey said...

Excellent quotes. Very humbling to read, Sue.

Farmer's Wyfe said...

Beautiful post!!! Ooooo, how I have MISSED getting over here for a visit...like a drink of fresh water it is!!!

blessedmom's simple home said...

Wonderful photos and a good reminder that we should think of our military every day :)
Thank you so much for your prayers for Jordan. We appreciate them so much.
Blessings,
Marcia

Riet said...

What a beautiful post. I ws in th middle of the war as a little kid and I remember the soldiers ssetting our country free. Still thankful.

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

I feel so strongly about this. Wonderful tribute, Sue.

Caroline said...

Moving images and beautiful words. My favorite was the quote by General MacArthur. This was a beautiful tribute, Sue. Thank you.

:)

Cherie said...

Wonderful post!

Brian Miller said...

thank you...think i missed you yesterday as i was traveling...these are wonderful pictures...said my thanks and my prayers yesterday...

anitamombanita said...

beautiful words and great choice of images to go with them! Thanks to ALL who have served so that we can be free!

Maggie said...

Just caught up with your recent pots, this one is a keeper!
Truly wonderful.
The images are stunning.

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