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Memorial Day Weekend Message

If you have a political axe to grind, today is the day to set it down.

If you have a political axe to grind, today is the day to set it down. Don't confuse politics, with considering the profound loss of human life. It's not about how great the nation is; it is about what those souls lost. It doesn't matter if they were valiant volunteers, or reluctant and draft coerced. It isn't about bravery either — in those circumstances, shuddering in fear is just as honorable. It's about what you have today, which those who served and sacrificed, would never have again — life. So think about it a little today; somewhere in-between the flag-waiving, sports, beer, and barbecues — take a moment, to imagine how many real people, just like you, would never again experience such joyful times. So enjoy it for them. Have a great meal and good-times with those you love. Laugh a little louder, for them. Hug a little longer, and love a little deeper, for them. Live life twice as richly, for someone, who never came home. Think about them a little today, and somewhere in-between all of the distractions, offer-up one serious and sacred moment — to remember.

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PRABHAKAR RAJARAPU

AMEN

Jackie Wilushewski
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Jackie Wilushewski

I am reading this “late” and still wanted to comment. Thank you for this post and reminder of honoring and sacrifice, loss, courage and Life.

michelle
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michelle

my thoughts and love are always with these who gave their lives for ours and their families total respect for these how stood at war what brave given thing to do knowing what could be i know of some people in the army and i feel there pains and struggles after leaving i honour there services for our better future

Carol Roberts
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Carol Roberts

Back when I was young our parades would always end at the grave yard so we could all go in an honor our families military or not this was a day to remember​ or families in heaven

Julia Kinandu
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Julia Kinandu

Awesome tribute.

Charles F. Glassman
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Charles F. Glassman

Ditto with love, respect, and gratitude.

Tiffany Newsome
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Tiffany Newsome

Very grounding and gracious words indeed!

Dee
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Dee

My great uncle was with Patton’s Army in Germany. Not as a soldier so much but as a photographer for the Army. He shot many great pics like the one of Patton peeing in the Rhine. But he saw so many horrible things he never talked about the war much. You see my Grandfather(his brother) family were German Jews when they came across to USA. So he saw the concentration camps and I’m sure it had to cross his mind several of times if any relatives he didn’t know, were there. I know he didn’t shoot 45 men but he did shoot history, some good and some terrible. So for anybody who reads this and see Patton peeing in the Rhine thank my uncle Bill Creider

Debbie Eplin
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Debbie Eplin

God bless all to those who have served n sacrificed n families, friends who have supported themπŸ™β€

darieb
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darieb

Thank you Bryant McGill for this!

Jennie
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Jennie

Although resistance is sadly necessary in our efforts to preserve what so many have given over the centuries to keep the dream of country of such potential for all. Out of respect for the fallen and their families to day we must keep memories of them first in our hearts, first in our minds.

Lalie
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Lalie

Such a beautiful reflection Bryant🦋 I have an uncle who served in the war during the Japanese occupation of the Phil. The best that we can do for those brave souls who offered their lives for freedom is to remember and pray for them. It is a privilege to be alive therefore we the living should make the most out of every moment, savor every breath as an honor to those valiant soldiers.
Namaste Jenni and Bryant💕 sharing before I unplug😊

Suzan Muhialdeen
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Suzan Muhialdeen

I feel very touched by this article ,my prayers and tributes to those braves who secrifices with their life .

ELIZABETH
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ELIZABETH

Remembering in particular the Vietnam war veterans I was 17 yrs old so many drafted. So many your men killed. Sad then the gulf war and now war against Isis to many loss lives can 1 is a great loss. We honor all those who sacrificed their life for our great country

Kathy
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Kathy

My prayers for all the families and friends who lost someone who was defending life for us! Their bravery, courage and strength were more than I could ever imagine! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! God Bless America! βœοΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈβœοΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈβœοΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈβœοΈ

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patricia jackson

This is so very beautiful and so very true. We sometimes loose the meaning of holidays. There is nothing more than the ultimate sacrifice of giving your life. So if we can honor that sacrifice by a special moment or moments of how we are grateful we can be free today because of our fallen heroes. For the so many familes who lost loved ones. this is close to my heart my cousin Michelle Mahoney, he husband John Mahoney is one of our fallen heroes. They were high school sweethearts, he enlisted in the Army at 18. they got married and had their two children Nathan and McKenna while they were in their thirties. He was on his last tour in Afganhastan , two months before he would retire and coming home in August he was killed by a roadside bomb in June, with four others. their children were two and five at the time in 2002. My Aunt and Uncle went to live with them for quite a long time. It is heartbreaking. So yes we should all hug our families tighter be with them as much as we can. send a message that you love them ! It gives honor to all the families and fallen soliders. I always say be kind to each other , show love we can keep building America and do our parts in making the world a better place, it seems such a small sacrifice for the ultimate one. try and keep your blessings and gratitude in your heart on this MEMORIAL DAY AND FOREVER!! GOD BLESS YOU BRYANT AND JENNI!! HAVE A PEACEFUL AND HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!! THANKYOU FOR YOUR GREAT MEMORIAL DAY BLESSING AND REMINDER!!

Vasudevan Bhattathir
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Vasudevan Bhattathir

I am dead against all wars religious fanaticism. deep in heart it hurts me I wonder when this world will be at peace I pray for those souls who lost their life and families affected by this human misery .I pry to all around the world for their well being.
Thank you for the post

Angeliki Anastasia
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Angeliki Anastasia

I absolutely Agree with Your Great Intelligence Sir Vasudevan!!! Thank you Sir!!! πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

Vasudevan Bhattathir
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Vasudevan Bhattathir

thank you

Angeliki Anastasia
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Angeliki Anastasia

I am very pleased to have made your genius acquaintance Sir Vasudevan!!! πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

Lorna Penner
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Lorna Penner

I pray for the safety of all solders out there fighting for our safety,,may god bless them…Jesus gave his life for us and he is the only one who can give salvation. GOOD-NIGHT EVERYONE!

Djaffar Mohamed
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Djaffar Mohamed

This article is so real and moving! Thank you for sharing it with us!
I attest that wearing a uniform whatever its nature (soldier, policeman, security agent, doctor or nurse), is accepting to take responsibilities, accepting to serve body and soul a population and trying one’s best to satisfy their needs. This is a heavy burden that puts us to the test especially knowing that it is still not easy to fulfill the needs of the human being. So, a person who willingly sacrifices himself every single to protect, watch over or save lives of thousands people, is someone worthy enough, someone to respect and salute for his/her bravery !!! May God keep blessing us now and forever!!!

Jeyashree suresh
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Jeyashree suresh

A very deep read…πŸ‘…there are plenty of families who can never be happy again n live life the way they used to.. all because of the unwanted dirty wars around the world … it’s high time our co fellow men realise that they should stop dominating n being greedy for power… let each one be what they are… enough of heart breaks war has offered… the only thing we can do is .. pray to god and ask him to give the families the strength to cope with whatever kind of loss they have endured…amen πŸ™