A Time For Hawks and Doves to Perch (and more quotes)

Korean War Veterans MemorialCompiled by Newsbyrd Staff –

(Memorial Day, 2012)  Today is not a day to discuss ideologies, whether for or against war. Today is the day that we remember and mourn those who have fallen in service to the country.

An old Chinese proverb says, “When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.”

Memorial Day (formerly known as Decoration Day) is a United States federal holiday. This holiday commemorates U.S. men and women who have died in military service to their country. It began first to honor Union soldiers who died during the American Civil War. After World War I, it was expanded to include those who died in any war or military action.

Here are some more quotes about service and sacrifice:

Memorial Day is not a time for hawks and doves to fly, but rather perch and be still.  mk

The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional as to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their country.   President George Washington

In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.   Jose Narosky

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.   Cynthia Ozick

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.   John F.  Kennedy

The soldier, above all other people, prays for peace, for he must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.   General Douglas MacArthur

How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!   Maya Angelou

Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.  G.K. Chesterton

I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot.  Gary Hart

Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.  Michael de Montaigne

This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.   Elmer Davis

That’s what it takes to be a hero, a little gem of innocence inside you that makes you want to believe that there still exists a right and wrong, that decency will somehow triumph in the end.  Lise Hand

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.  Billy Graham

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