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Monday, May 27, 2013

GOD BLESS ALL THE TROUPS Monday's Fragments



I, Chatty Crone, want to thank all the military - past and present - even the future military - all wars -  for fights that have not been named war - at peace time - men and women - who have served our country - to keep it free,  We are so lucky   BLESSED to live here.  There is no place better.  And you're always there.  No time off.  No sick time.  You're just there.

THANK YOU!

I hope you have a wonderful day off and that you can do whatever you want to do.  You have given that freedom to us.

THE LAUGH:
Maybe you can take a nap - Disco suggested it for you!


THE LIFT:

It is the
VETERAN,
not the preacher,
who has given us freedom of religion.

It is
the VETERAN,
not the reporter,
who has given us freedom of the press.

It is
the VETERAN,
not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.

It is
the VETERAN,
not the campus organizer,
who has given us freedom to assemble.


It is
the VETERAN,
not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.


It is
the VETERAN,
not the politician,
Who has given us the right to vote.



It is the
VETERAN who
salutes the Flag,


It is
the
VETERAN
who serves
under the Flag,

ETERNAL REST GRANT THEM O LORD, AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON
THEM.



God, Bless them all!!!



SANDIE AND DISCO

60 comments:

Kim said...

Happy Memorial Day Sandie. And thank you for the birthday card ;)

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Hope you have a Happy Memorial Day! It's a day of rest and relaxation here for me.

Cheri said...

Thanks Sandie for the wonderful Veteran post.

Shelly said...

So true. Thank you for helping us all to remember~

mail4rosey said...

This is an all-around awesome post, Sandie!!

Cranberry Morning said...

Beautiful post, Sandie! And that's not really a photo of Disco, is it? But really is the funniest, cutest thing!

Sandra said...

God bless America and I am proud to live here.. great tribute and enjoy your day, nap or not.. I am sure Disco is napping

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I like the tribute to the veterans. Thank you my friend! Enjoy your day!

Jeanie said...

Very thoughtful tribute. I hope everyone takes time to honor our veterans today.

andy said...

So true ! Happy Memorial Day !!!

Beth said...

So very true! Happy Memorial Day Sandie!

Dawn Paoletta said...

That is one of my all time fave quotes! So powerfully stated! I have not been around in toooooooooo long. It's looking very nice around here! Bless you this week, my friend! hugs and what a cutie pie that pup is!

Bev said...

Happy Memorial Day!!

Debbie said...

I LOVE this, especially the part about the veteran and the little graphic about the price of freedom.

Wonderful, Sandie.
God bless you today!

thisisme said...

Well said Sandie. Happy Memorial Day to you and your family, not forgetting Disco of course!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Happy Memorial Day my friend!!

hugs, Linda

TexWisGirl said...

i like that last cartoon. a day off, a day of leisure on the golf course, but a great pause...

Nonnie said...

I knew you would have a great tribute today! Happy Memorial Day to you, too.

Great plan, Disco. I may just do that.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Well done!

Saimi said...

Great post and darling picture of your cute pup!! Have a wonderful day!!

Cathy said...

Happy Memorial Day!

Linda said...

Great post!!! May we all spend a little time remembering and giving thanks today!

Carol Z said...

Sandie, as ever a great post. Remembering those who gave so much -- and continue to give -- for all that we enjoy. Wishes for a great day!

Granny Annie said...

Amen

Betsy Adams said...

Beautiful post, Sandie. Let's NEVER forget to honor those men and women who fought and died for our freedom. God Bless America!

Hugs,
Betsy

TARYTERRE said...

LOVELY post. Wonderful poem about the veterans. I decorated the graves yesterday. It's raining here today. You have a GREAT day.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Your first photo is amazing. Have a wonderful day and God Bless. Debby

Sandee said...

First I linked this post to my Awww Mondays post because of Disco. I went Awww and that's all it took.

I too thank all those that have served, are serving and those that will serve. Freedom has never been free.

Have a blessed day honey. Big hugs. :)

barbara l. hale said...

Wonderful tribute!

Ms. A said...

Amen.

Happy Memorial Day.

Mike Golch said...

Amen!

barbara woods said...

have a good day Sandie

Changes in the wind said...

Great post Sandie

Gloria Hood said...

Thank you for this post!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Sandie - a blessing to all veterans, all serving members of the armed forces and all families ...

A peaceful Memorial Day to all .. Hilary

P V Ariel said...

Hi Sande,
Great Tribute.
Happy memorial day.
Best Regards
Phil

Grandma Bonnie said...

God Bless American
Thanks for helping us remember.
I like the poem it is so true.
Happy Memorial Day.

Sharon said...

This was a great post today. A perfect blend of your signature humor and thought-provoking sharing.

Yes, what a debt we owe to those who gave their lives for our country, and for the cause of freedom in the world.

GOD BLESS them - and GOD BLESS AMERICA!

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Oh Sandie, You are always so great at posting what I should have done. I am a silly gal sometimes. At least, I said "Happy Memorial Day" on my post. I am back a day early because I had a great break. Awh ~~ It was what I needed, eventho the Dr. didn't ORDER it. hahahaha.

Eva Ason said...

What a nice post - happy Memorial Day !
Hope your day is good. Hugs x

Ginny said...

I love your first picture! And Disco is now a perfect dog, falling asleep while he reads! Hope you are having a great holiday weekend.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Happy Memorial Day to you Sandie! That's a new poem that I have not read before!! Like it very much! Also like your new title blog photo!! Take care and have a wonderful summer with your grandson! Amazing how fast time flies!

Jill said...

So well said!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I hope you had a great Memorial Day.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Adorable puppy pic! Happy Memorial Day Sandie:@)

Love Of Quilts said...

Happy Memorial Day!

Merlesworld said...

There is truth in what you say.
Merle.....

Mevely317 said...

Yes, I took Disco's advice and napped already today! :)

Being a daughter/wife/mother of 3 awesome veterans, I SO appreciate this post.

Hope your Memorial Day is/was wonderfully satisfying!


Denise said...

Enjoyed this, and enjoyed a nice nap today also.

Ann said...

A very fitting Memorial day post. I took Disco's advice and had a bit of a nap this afternoon. He must have sent the message to me telepathically...lol

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

I really liked this post veterans should never be forgotten

April Sargent said...

Wonderful Post and Your Welcome and if my hubby were home right now he would say Your Welcome too!

Susan said...

Hi Sandie....Hope your day was good, doing what you wanted to be doing. Nice post, as always. Susan

Susannah said...

Hello Miss Chatty......I want to thank you for this wonderful post. It was absolutely perfect. I loved it.

Hope your Memorial Dad was a great day with your family.

Susannah

Jazzi said...

We love and remember all of our service people!! Disco, you look so cute there sleeping!!

Diana

Catherine said...

Canada's Memorial Day was last weekend. It's good to remember.
I hope you had a terrific weekend!
xo Catherine

My Journey With Candida said...

Hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day Sandie. We didn't do much but catch up on some things that needed done

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Thank you Sandie for such a wonderful post. Lest we never forget...

Dee said...

Beautiful post Sandie and I spent my day much like sweet Disco :)

SweetMarie said...

Beautiful! We stayed home and relaxed. :)