“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters”
“Truth never damages a cause that is just.”
“You should not honor men more than truth.”
John McCain (1939-2018) died today after a battle with brain cancer. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, a prisoner of war, a Senator, and a candidate for the Presidency of the United States of America. He was also a person of independent thinking, who often said he asked this question when facing difficult choices: what would Teddy Roosevelt have done?
He was someone with whom I disagreed on many issues of politics, but I have great respect for his service to the county, his integrity, and his decency. I will never forget how he responded to a person who claimed that Obama was not an American, and McCain said, “He’s a decent family man, a citizen that I just happen to have disagreements with on fundamental issues, and that’s what this campaign is all about.” (time.com)
John McCain was a good, decent, and honorable man. His memory will be honored in good thoughts for much longer than that of the present corrupt administration whose leader disparaged McCain’s military service.
Rest In Peace John McCain
I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend, but I also hope you remember why this holiday exists. The word “holiday” comes from “holy day,” and the remembrance of this day and its purpose should be sacred. It was originally known as Decoration Day after the end of the Civil War, and it was designated Memorial Day in the 20th Century.
This day is intended to honor, give thanks, and remember those who have sacrificed their lives for The United States of America. Please honor the fallen and the wounded on this day. I realize the day was meant originally for the dead, but I extend my wishes and thanks to the wounded also. Regardless of political beliefs or stands on a war, these are the men and women who fought to keep us safe, and they deserve our remembrance.
They deserve our thanks and our honor.
Please keep in mind that this day is not merely the beginning of the summer season, nor is it intended to be the time of a special sale. This should be a sacred and somber time. There will be plenty of opportunity for shopping and vacationing afterwards. Please remember those who sacrificed.
Today is Armed Forces Day, and let us take a moment to honor the men and women who have served or are currently serving in our forces.
A very small percentage of the population does serve, so they deserve a special recognition for what they do. Far too often, they are simply ignored, or their days, especially Memorial Day or Veterans Day are used as an excuse for sales of stuff.
Regardless of political views, we should remember those who do honorable service, especially because most of us do not have to serve. It is a sacrifice that should be acknowledged.
To all in the forces or who have served–you are in my thoughts.
Today is Veterans Day, and I simply wanted to offer my thank you to all the men and women who have served or are serving our country in the Armed Forces.
This day began with Armistice Day, November 11, 1918, which ended the First World War. Congress formalized Armistice Day as a national holiday in 1938. After World War II and The Korean War, the day was renamed Veterans Day, and it serves as a time to honor all of those who have served or are serving.
Please let it be a day of honor and thanks, not one of special sales deals. It is a day to recognize the commitment, duty, sacrifice, and service of the men and women who have served or are serving in the Armed Forces.
I am deeply honored to have received a second Spirit Animal Award Nomination; I take these kind acts of recognition by other bloggers very seriously and with gratitude. I was nominated by Miss Gentileschi at Secret Art Expedition https://secretartexpedition.wordpress.com for this award. Thank you so much! If you have not seen her wonderful blog, please visit her.
The rules of the award:
*Thank the blogger who nominated you, and link back to his/her blog.
*Post the award picture on your blog.
*Write a short paragraph about your blog and what it means to you.
*Answer this question: if you could be any animal, what would it be?
*Choose and notify ten nominees
What does my blog mean to me?
I have been writing this blog for a couple of years, and it has grown from simply being a small exploration of words and writing to a much larger look at many aspects of writing, life, and art. It also, however, has become a conduit or a place of meeting with many people with whom I would never have had the opportunity to connect without the blogging world. Ideas are exchanged here, and I am humbled and grateful for that opportunity. For that connection, I am thankful. And I thank all the people I have met, who follow me, and whom I follow.
What animal would I choose to be?
The first time I received this nomination, I choose the wolf, because I have always felt a connection to those magnificent animals. I also have another connection, and that is to an eagle. So, I choose an eagle as my spirit animal.
*Jennie at A Teacher’s Reflections https://jenniefitzkee.com
*K.C. Redding-Gonzalez at Zombie Salmon (The Horror Continues) https://zombiesalmonthehorrorcontinues.wordpress.com/
*K.D. Dowdall at Midnight In The Garden https://karendowdall.com/
*usabaker at Running After 50 https://usabaker.wordpress.com
*Sarah Higbee at Brainfluff Curious corners of a writer’s cluttered mind
*Marlana Eck at Awaiting Moderation Reflections on Culture
*John Kraft at Down the Hall on Your Left https://johnkraft.wordpress.com/
*Mitch Teemley at The Power of Story https://mitchteemley.com/
*Laura at Today’s Dose of Sanity https://todaysdose.wordpress.com/
*amoafowaa at Mum C Writes https://amoafowaa.com/
Once again, thank you to Miss Gentileschi at Secret Art Expedition https://secretartexpedition.wordpress.com
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