to them we owe

Memorial Day has come to mean the beginning of summer, a time for picnics and barbecues, and a holiday to gather around the family. That happiness and freedom, however, is a product of the real cause for the holiday: the sacrifice made by men and women who have fought and died for the freedoms and liberties Americans hold dear. Memorial Day is a time to remember that the American way of life is not cheap but rather has been purchased by the lives of so many who have sacrificed for us to live free and happily now.

‘lest we forget…

To Them We Owe

© Don Nielsen

Published: June 2014

Happened today, and in the past;
Sacrifice made, for ours to last.

Wives to widows, families torn;
Gave their lives, for them we mourn.

Gone forever, souls are lost;
Freedom comes, with this cost.

Enjoy the life, they did preserve;
Fate they suffered, did not deserve.

On this day, lest we forget;
To them we owe, our life in debt.

Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/to-them-we-owe

Land of the free because of the Brave.

hugs n’ blessings to all those who mourn the loss of a loved one today – may their ultimate sacrifice never be forgotten.

“Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

John 15:13
RIP 1st Lt. Chase Prasnicki June 27, 2012

#BigRedOne!

it’s the Monday giggles….

“Attention!!”

I know it’s Monday and normally there are important giggles to be shared; however, there’s really only ONE THING that needs to be said today and that is……

ONLY 5 DAYS REMAIN UNTIL ARMY BEATS NAVY!!

No mission too difficult, no sacrifice too great.
Duty first.
Victory!


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Happy (insert) Day! labor = work, hard work, toil, exertion, industry, effort.

it’s the monday giggles…

Unreasonable Labor?

‘I’m never going to work for that man again.’
‘Why, what did he say?’

‘You’re fired!’

 

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Compared with other celebrations, Labor Day is the quiet day.  There maybe a few students using this as an opportunity for a last fling before knuckling down to the Fall term, but for most people, Labor day is just a welcome day off work!

America has celebrated Labor Day on the first Monday in September since the 1882.  The original idea was to have a street parade to show off ‘The strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations’.

When Labor Day was first proposed people worked 12hr days. Continue reading “Happy (insert) Day! labor = work, hard work, toil, exertion, industry, effort.”