On this fourth Monday of May, we come together as a nation to honor those who have died fighting for our great country. Patriotism is more than sticking a yellow magnet on your car, singing our national anthem at a sporting event, or attending a fireworks show on the fourth of July. It is about remembering our past, being brave in the present, and working for our future. So today while we’re enjoying grilled food, drinks, and deserts while laughing with friends and family, let’s make sure we remember the blood that is woven into our story of the United States of America.
“O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!”
Katharine Lee Bates
“For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.”
p.s. Natalia over at Army of Two wrote a great piece on Memorial Day – check it out!