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Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day

"How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!"
                                                            Maya Angelou

It is a world-wide mandate to remember our warriors who often fought bravely for their country, left their families, homes, loved ones, security, safety, health, safety and lost their lives to confront evil and try to make the world better.

"I don't have to tell you how fragile this precious gift of freedom is.  Every time we hear, watch, or read the news, we are reminded that liberty is a rare commodity in this world."                                                                                                 President Ronald Reagan

The world is especially horrified at the loss of innocent life as a result of terrorism, no matter what country suffers this onslaught of evil carnage and destruction. All of us are disturbed as we witness individuals and groups who have lost their humanity; hatred, discrimination, anger, violence, and terrorism replace love and respect for each other.  I hope that the whole world prays that we can not only identify and stop the terrorists but also try to understand what attracts human beings to this lifestyle. Why would any person choose to live a life of carnage? Is it a loss of hope? Is it a lack of faith? Is it a life that seemingly has no future?  Is it because we are creating this environment and allowing it to flourish because we are not meeting the basic needs of all persons?  

"Patriotism is supporting your country all of the time, and your government when it deserves it,"                                                                    Mark Twain

Let us hope that all governments deserve the sacrifices of our magnificent men and women who choose to serve in the defense of their country and the world.

"In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed, it must be achieved."
                                                          President Franklin D Roosevelt  

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