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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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Bryant McGill is a human potential thought leader, international bestselling author, activist, and social entrepreneur.

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PRABHAKAR RAJARAPU

AMEN

Jackie Wilushewski
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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.

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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

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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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Awesome tribute.

Charles F. Glassman
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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

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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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Thank you Bryant McGill for this!