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12 Memorial Day Quotes on War and Peace

 

12 Memorial Day Quotes on War and Peace

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  1. “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.

  2. “We make war that we may live in peace.”― Aristotle

  3. “Ask not what your country can do for you– ask what you can do for your country.” – John F. Kennedy

  4. “What we do with this peace–whether we preserve it and defend it, or whether we lose it and let it slip away–will be the measure of our worthiness of the spirit and sacrifice of the hundreds of thousands who gave their lives in two World Wars, Korea, and in Vietnam.” – Ricahrd Nixon

  5. “Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.” – George Washington

  6. “I believe that soldiers will bear me out in saying that both come in time of battle. I take it that the moral courage comes in going into the battle, and the physical courage in staying in.” – Woodrow Wilson

  7. “Looking across this field, we see the scale of heroism and sacrifice. All who are buried here understood their duty. All stood to protect America. And all carried with them memories of a family that they hoped to keep safe by their sacrifice.” – George Bush

  8. “They are dead; but they live in each Patriot’s breast, And their names are engraven on honor’s bright crest.” -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  9. “The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.” – President Thomas Jefferson

  10. “In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.” – President Franklin D. Roosevelt

  11. “I don’t have to tell you how fragile this precious gift of freedom is. Every time we hear, watch, or read the news, we are reminded that liberty is a rare commodity in this world.” – President Ronald Reagan

  12. “Peace does not come just because we wish for it. Peace must be fought for. It must be built stone by stone.” – Lyndon Johnson

 

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We remember you my friends. We remember your sacrifice and your honor. Your spirit lives on in our hearts. You fought for us, for our peace and protection. Thank you. God bless you and your family this Memorial Day and always. You are not forgotten.

50,000 Names

by George Jones

There are teddy bears and high school rings
And old photographs that mamas bring
That daddies with their young boys, playin’ ball

There’s combat boots that he used to wear
When he was sent over there
There’s 50,000 names carved in the wall

There’s cigarettes and there’s cans of beer
And notes that say, I miss you dear
And children, who don’t say anything at all

There’s purple hearts and packs of gum
Fatherless daughters and fatherless sons
And there’s 50,000 names carved in the wall

They come from all across this land
In pickup trucks and mini vans
Searching for a boy from long ago

They scan the wall and find his name
The teardrops fall like pouring rain
And silently they leave a gift and go

There’s stars of David and rosary beads
And crucifixion figurines
And flowers of all colors large and small

There’s a boy scout badge and a merit pin
Little American flags waving in the wind
And there’s 50,000 names carved in the wall
There’s 50,000 names carved in the wall

Songwriters
O’HARA, JAMIE

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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

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“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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Country Corner

Tomorrow is my dad’s birthday, got me reminiscing about growing up on the farm. I sure had fun. Horses and chickens and cats and dogs and lots more stuff. Here is a song I am working on with my friend Frank Radice from Danbury, Conneticut. Most of the lyrics are things I remember from our farm.

 

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COUNTRY CORNER

2014 Music and Lyrics by Frank Radice and Diana Rasmussen

Red plaid flannel shirts and blue denim jeans
machine shed and parts, fathers with log splitters
horses and chickens, puppies and kittens
cows in the barn and huge weeping willows

baby chickens in the kitchen, dinner on the stove
acres of fence and moms picking up kids
flowers and pink lemonade in glass pitchers
homegrown veggies, beef and moonshine liquor

She stands in Country Corner, smilin’ wide and bright
She drives an Old Chevy cuz that’s what she likes
And the city will never bring her down
she’ll stand in Country Corner cuz
she’s part gun powder and lead

tractors driving down the middle of the street
old pick up trucks, rolling stops on the roads
yellow school buses and dogs chasing cars
lots of old farmhouses with big red barns

big wrap around porches, hanging swings
lilac bushes outside big bay windows
corn fields planted in straight pretty rows
fields of oats and hay, a garden that grows

She stands in Country Corner, smilin’ wide and bright
She drives an Old Chevy cuz that’s what she likes
And the city will never bring her down
she’ll stand in Country Corner cuz
she’s part gun powder and lead

Sweet as sugar, hard as ice
Hurt her once, she’ll shoot you twice

She stands in Country Corner, smilin’ wide and bright
She drives an Old Chevy cuz that’s what she likes
And the city will never bring her down
she’ll stand in Country Corner cuz
she’s part gun powder and lead

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I Will Remember You

I Will Remember You

by Sarah McLachlan

I will remember you
Will you remember me?
Don’t let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories

I’m so tired but I can’t sleep
Standin’ on the edge of something much
too deep
It’s funny how we feel so much but we
cannot say a word
Though we are screaming inside oh
We can’t be heard

I will remember you
Will you remember me?
Don’t let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories

I’m so afraid to love you, but more afraid to
lose
Clinging to a past that doesn’t let me
choose
But once there was a darkness, deep and
endless night
You gave me everything you had, oh you
gave me light

And I will remember you
Will you remember me?
Don’t let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories

I will remember you
Will you remember me?
Don’t let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories

 

Skip Rocks

Skip Rocks. Have you ever done that? What a great way to relax and reflect.  Funny the things we remember from growing up.  I used to do this as a kid at our old farmhouse. Here is a new song I am working on. Old Farm

 

Skip Rocks

Copyright 2014 Diana Rasmussen

When she 12 he walked her home
Her first kiss was at her street’s dead end
the next day he said he had a new friend
Trampled underfoot like cobblestone

When she was 16 she went to the prom
Flowers in her hair and blue satin gown
Limousine, dinner, out on the town
Sparkling gemstone in a masterpiece

She took off her shoes, walked in the grass
Picked up stones along the way
Black was for fear, gray was for tears
She went down to the creek – to skip rocks

When she was 22 she finished college
Money and cars and a new boyfriend
got busy with beer, a brand new career
tied the knot, but she missed her old spot

When she was 30 she had her first child
beautiful daughter, hair and eyes of brown
Skyscrapers and concrete all around
Suburban life of a city wife

She took off her shoes, walked in the grass
Picked up stones along the way
Black was for fear, gray was for tears
She went down to the creek – to skip rocks

When she was 40 her parents passed away
died in their sleep, went to Heaven that day
She took her daughter back to the farm
They went down to the creek – to skip rocks

They took off her shoes, walked in the grass
Picked up stones along the way
Black was for fear, gray was for tears
They went down to the creek – to skip rocks

Quotes to Remember Our Fallen Heroes

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English: Picture of graves decorated with flags at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

REMEMBER

We remember you, the fallen, the ones who gave their lives for our freedom.   You are not forgotten. Your love lives on in our hearts.  We cherish the time we had with you. Memories so sweet. And always, we love you.

Quotes for Memorial Day

God of our fathers, who by land and sea have ever led us to victory, please continue your inspiring guidance in this the greatest of all conflicts. Strengthen my soul so that the weakening instinct of self-preservation, which besets all of us in battle, shall not blind me of my duty to my own manhood, to the glory of my calling, and to my responsibility to my fellow soldiers. Grant to our armed forces that disciplined valor and mutual confidence which insures success in war. Let me not mourn for the men who have died fighting, but rather let me be glad that such heroes have lived. If it be my lot to die, let me do so with courage and honor in a manner which will bring the greatest harm to the enemy, and please, oh Lord, protect and guide those I shall leave behind. Give us the victory, Lord. -General George Patton

For love of country they accepted death. —James A. Garfield

So long as there are men there will be wars. -Albert Einstein

The purpose of all war is ultimately peace. -Saint Augustine

These heroes are dead. They died for liberty – they died for us. They are at rest. They sleep in the land they made free, under the flag they rendered stainless, under the solemn pines, the sad hemlocks, the tearful willows, and the embracing vines. They sleep beneath the shadows of the clouds, careless alike of sunshine or of storm, each in the windowless Place of Rest. Earth may run red with other wars – they are at peace. In the midst of battle, in the roar of conflict, they found the serenity of death. I have one sentiment for soldiers living and dead: cheers for the living; tears for the dead. —Robert G. Ingersoll

And I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free, and I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me and I’ll proudly stand next to him to defend her still today, ‘cuz there ain’t no doubt I love this land, God bless the USA. -Lee Greenwood

The story of America’s quest for freedom is inscribed on her history in the blood of her patriots. -Randy Vader

The dead soldier’s silence sings our national anthem. -Rev. Aaron Kilbourn

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

Military power wins battles, but spiritual power wins wars.
-General George Marshall

They are dead; but they live in each Patriot’s breast,
And their names are engraven on honor’s bright crest. —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Battle of Lovell’s Pond

The patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree. —Thomas Campbell

And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier’s tomb, and beauty weeps the brave. —Joseph Rodman Drake

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

I consider it an indispensible duty to close this last solemn act of my official life by commending the interests of our dearest country to the protection of Almighty God and those who have the superintendence of them into his Holy keeping. -General George Washington at Valley Forge

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Memory Mist

DAILY POST – Memory on the Menu

Which good memories are better – the recent and the vivid ones or those that time has covered in a sweet haze?

Memory mist

MEMORY MIST

Copyright 2014 Diana Rasmussen

Water droplets

Past and present coexist

Foggy details

Reminiscing Memory Mist

Remember

REMEMBER

This song REMEMBER  made it in the TOP 10 at Broadjam, Inc. today for Modern – Jazz.  I remember I wrote it for my brother, John Roelle, for his birthday last year.  I have such fond memories of growing up together on the farm.  Feeding the cows from the bottle, riding the horses, baling hay, and even rolling around the driveway in an empty barrell just for fun!  John is a Project Manager in Reno, NV. and has some amazing skills with CAD drafting, and putting up buildings, and managing people.  Love you John!

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John Roelle

GOD’S PROMISE TO YOU:

Psalm 136:23-26

God remembered us when we were down, His love never quits. Rescued us from the trampling boot, His love never quits. Takes care of everyone in time of need. His love never quits. Thank God, who did it all! His love never quits!
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Psalm 106:44-46

Still, when God saw the trouble they were in and heard their cries for help, He remembered his Covenant with them, and, immense with love, took them by the hand. He poured out his mercy on them while their captors looked on, amazed.
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Psalm 113:1-3

Hallelujah! You who serve God, praise God! Just to speak his name is praise! Just to remember God is a blessing— now and tomorrow and always. From east to west, from dawn to dusk, keep lifting all your praises to God!
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Job 36:22-25

“Do you have any idea how powerful God is? Have you ever heard of a teacher like him? Has anyone ever had to tell him what to do, or correct him, saying, ‘You did that all wrong!’? Remember, then, to praise his workmanship, which is so often celebrated in song. Everybody sees it; nobody is too far away to see it.
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Isaiah 46:8-11

“Think about this. Wrap your minds around it. This is serious business, rebels. Take it to heart.Remember your history, your long and rich history. I am God, the only God you’ve had or ever will have— incomparable, irreplaceable— From the very beginning telling you what the ending will be, All along letting you in on what is going to happen, Assuring you, ‘I’m in this for the long haul, I’ll do exactly what I set out to do,’ Calling that eagle, Cyrus, out of the east, from a far country the man I chose to help me. I’ve said it, and I’ll most certainly do it. I’ve planned it, so it’s as good as done.
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Psalm 74:18-21

Mark and remember, God, all the enemy taunts, each idiot desecration. Don’t throw your lambs to the wolves; after all we’ve been through, don’t forget us. Remember your promises; the city is in darkness, the countryside violent. Don’t leave the victims to rot in the street; make them a choir that sings your praises.
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Psalm 105:1-6

Hallelujah! Thank God! Pray to him by name! Tell everyone you meet what he has done! Sing him songs, belt out hymns, translate his wonders into music! Honor his holy name with Hallelujahs, you who seekGod. Live a happy life! Keep your eyes open for God, watch for his works; be alert for signs of his presence. Remember the world of wonders he has made, his miracles, and the verdicts he’s rendered— O seed of Abraham, his servant, O child of Jacob, his chosen.
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Psalm 119:25-32

I’m feeling terrible—I couldn’t feel worse! Get me on my feet again. You promised, remember? When I told my story, you responded; train me well in your deep wisdom. Help me understand these things inside and out so I can ponder your miracle-wonders. My sad life’s dilapidated, a falling-down barn; build me up again by your Word. Barricade the road that goes Nowhere; grace me with your clear revelation. I choose the true road to Somewhere, I post your road signs at every curve and corner. I grasp and cling to whatever you tell me; God, don’t let me down! I’ll run the course you lay out for me if you’ll just show me how.
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Isaiah 62:6-7

I’ve posted watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem. Day and night they keep at it, praying, calling out, reminding God to remember. They are to give him no peace until he does what he said, until he makes Jerusalem famous as the City of Praise.

My Prayer for You:

Dear Lord,

I thank you that you remind us of how big you are, especially in the times when we feel small.  I thank you that you REMEMBER us and that You will work all these things out for our good.  Help us Lord, when we don’t understand.  Surround us with your presence like the morning fog, because in your arms – everything is good, in Jesus Name.

All Scripture is from: The Message (MSG)

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Remember When

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Remembering the many who died for our freedom today.  Freedom is not free – it costs something – blood.  Thank you Lord, for the men and women who have died while defending our country.  They gave their lives, their blood, for our freedom. They showed us what honor means.   They remind me of You, Lord.  You died to purchase our freedom and protect and deliver your children from the enemy.  Today I remember You, Lord.

A Psalm of David.

Bless the Lord, O my soul;
And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
 Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits:
 Who forgives all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases,
 Who redeems your life from destruction,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
 Who satisfies your mouth with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. (Psalm 103 1-5)

REMEMBER WHEN

© 2012 Diana Rasmussen

VERSE 1

Lord I remember when You came to earth,
such a humble birth.
You turned water into wine,
made us fishers of men.

Lord I remember when You turned the tables,
and brought the Truth to men,
The day the lame man walked, and all your signs.

Lord I remember when you found lost sheep,
and taught us about seeds,
The night in the garden, when You taught us how to pray.

CHORUS

Your perfect sinless offering, at the cross of Calvary,
All to provide a sacrifice, for the fall of man.
Your blood brought forgiveness, grace and mercy poured out,
Man was restored to Gods favor.
But mostly I remember, the Love in Your Eyes.
Lord I remember You.

VERSE 2

Lord, I remember the day You died,
and the veil was torn.
You drank the cup of fury, that was meant for me.

Lord, I remember, the empty grave,
And the day You rose again.
Your resurrection victory, over death, Devil, and the grave.

REPEAT CHORUS