I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. I just flew back in from Dallas, Texas to celebrate the graduation of my nephew from high school and am off to meet with my family at the beach tomorrow. However, I wanted to take a moment to appreciate the meaning of Memorial Day weekend. In the effort of having an attitude of gratitude every day, I think we would be remiss to not have gratitude for the ones that came before us and sacrificed their lives for our freedom. Here are some great quotes I wanted to share in honor of Memorial Day. I encourage each of us this week to take a piece of each of these and apply it to our lives:
The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear.
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it… it flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.
We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.
All gave some, some gave all.
True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.
We owe our World War II veterans – and all our veterans – a debt we can never fully repay.
Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared to death.
This will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.
Never was so much owed by so many to so few.