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Quotes for Fallen Soldiers

We refer to them as fallen soldiers – those who have died in service to their country.  But really they are our heros. They loved not their life unto death but gave it up for honor and service to their fellow man/woman. The unsung heros who show us what love looks like and what true honor and bravery is.  God bless them Lord, as they dance with the Angels tonight in Heaven with You.

 

Quotes for Fallen Soldiers

 

  1. “Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty. – John F Kennedy
  2. “Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.” – Billy Graham
  3. “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.” – Winston Churchill
  4. “For love of country, they accepted death.” – President James A. Garfield
  5. “It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.” – General Norman Schwarzkopf Jr.
  6. “Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.” – President Harry S. Truman
  7. “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” – Joseph Campbell
  8. “And each man stands with his face in the light of his own drawn sword. Ready to do what a hero can.” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  9. “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.” – Arthur Ashe
  10. “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
  11. “To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die.” – Thomas Campbell

 

“Fallen Soldier”  by Nathan Fair

The medal that his dad gave him
Tucked away in his duffle bag
He said don’t wory about a thing, Paps
You’ll be gettin’ this when I’ll get back

Walkin’ down the road
Through the city on a routine patrol
Shots rang out and he hits the ground
Sergeant yells “Man down”

This is for the ones who ain’t comin’ back
Who fought for their country in Iraq
And they left their families at home
To come over here and die alone

I carried his coffin onto the plane
And gave a salute as they read off his name
We packed away that duffle bag
And the Silver Star that he got from his dad

There was one old men when we got off the plane
With no one there for him to greet
But the whole damn company shook his hand
We were brothers to the son he will never see

This is for the ones who ain’t comin’ back
Who fought for their country in Iraq
And they left their families at home
To come over here and die alone

This is for the ones who ain’t comin’ back
Who fought for their country in Iraq
And they left their families at home
To come over here and die alone

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12 Inspiring Quotes for Our Brave Soldiers and Fallen Heros

12 Inspiring Quotes for our Brave Soldiers and Fallen Heroes

  1. “It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.” – Robert F. Kennedy
  2. “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”—Joseph Campbell
  3. “We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us”. —Winston Churchill
  4. “Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  5. ” It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.” – H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr.
  6. “Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.” —Douglas MacArthur
  7. “The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.” —Patrick Henry
  8. “Live for something rather than die for nothing.” —George Patton
  9. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
  10. The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers. The Soldier is also a citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country.” —George S. Patton Jr
  11. “Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.” – Billy Graham
  12. The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.”– Douglas MacArthur

 

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Divine Protection and Superman Meet on Mothers Day

Ever get one of those nights you couldn’t sleep? Or two in a row? Yeah, me too. I woke up 3 times each night for two days in a row. And tried to go back to bed, no luck. I have learned that when this happens it may be God asking me to pray for someone or something. So after the 2nd time, I finally got it. I prayed without really knowing why or who it was for. This went on for two nights. Again, no idea who or what – just pray.

I heard about it on the third day. I’d like to to meet my 2nd daughter, Amamda. She is so strong and courageous. She truly is a strong woman that has overcome major obstacles in her life. She is a beautiful Artist, Jewelry Maker, and a bartender at a local Madison Cafe.

It was Mothers Day night. For whatever reason she told me her fellow co-workers decided to stay late after work that day and hang with her as she finished her shift. She works till like 3 in the morning. There were a few customers sitting down at the bar and one with a Superman shirt on.

Amanda told me a man came into the bar and pointed something at her. Demanded she empty the cash register. There have been multiple robberies in Madison bars lately with perps using semi-automatic weapons. She complied. She told me she took out the money from 1’s to 20’s out of the register, hesitated a minute, and something told her to lay the pile of money on the bar. She did. And here is where the customer with the Superman shirt on saw what was going on and stood up.

And here is where you’ll have to read the rest of the story…
Really does restore you hope in humanity, as Amanda said.

At 10: We talk to the @AlchemyMadison bartender who was working when a customer took down an alleged robber. #nbc15 pic.twitter.com/ZepHsR2DKD

Here are the news story and video:
BAR CUSTOMER OVERPOWERS ROBBERY SUSPECT

 

And another:

KUNG FU TRAINED CUSTOMER STOPS MAN FROM ROBBING EAST SIDE BAR

All I can say is thank you.

Thank you to Amanda for keeping her wits about her and calling the Police. You stayed calm and kept people safe.  (I would have lost it!)

Thank you to the co-workers who decided to stay later. (You rock!)

Thank you to the Superman customer who saw what was happening and decided to act, to protect, and stop the robber. He actually held him until the police arrived! (What a true hero!)

And thank you to God – for putting everyone right where they needed to be that night. Thank you Lord for keeping my daughter safe. Thank you Jesus for answered prayers (even when we don’t know what we are praying about!)  I love her so much, Mom/Diana Rasmussen 🙂

(Featured Image Source: nbc15.com)