On this Memorial Day, with gratitude, I listened to Ronald Regan’s INspiring words.
These are just a couple take-aways that touched my heart:
“The price for this freedom, at times, has been high, but we have never been unwilling to pay that price. Those who say we’re in a time when there are no heroes, they just don’t know where to look.”
Martin Treptow went to France in 1917
and served with the famed Rainbow division.
“There on the Western front, he was killed, trying to deliver
a message between batalions under heavy artillary fire.
We’re told, that on his body was found a diary.
On the flyleaf under the heading my pledge, he had written these words,
America must win this war, therefore
I will work.
I will save.
I will sacrifice.
I will endure.
I will fight cheerfully
as if the issue of the whole struggle
depended upon me alone.”
“We must realize that no arsenal or no weapon in the arsenals of the world is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon that our adversaries in today’s world do not have. It is a weapon that we, as Americans, do have. Let that be understood by those who practice terrorism and pray upon their neighbors.
As for the enemies of freedom, those who are potential adversaries, they will be reminded that peace is the highest aspiration of the American people. We will negotiate for it, sacrifice for it, we will not surrender for it, now –or ever. We are Americans.” ~Ronald Regan
All gave some. Some gave all. With Gratitude, HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!
Food for thought:
I loved hearing about Private Treptow’s Pledge.
How will you take INspired action?
What is your pledge?
Are you keeping a journal?