Courage Demands Gratitude

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Dear Americans, while we enjoy our Memorial Day, may we not fail to remember those whose sacrifices paid for it. Those soldiers, firefighters, police officers and others whose sacrifices have secured the lives and freedoms of Americans and non-Americans alike.

“Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened.”

~Billy Graham

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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22 Responses to Courage Demands Gratitude

  1. wboyack says:

    Reblogged this on Resigning as the General Manager of the Universe and commented:
    I love this post from one of my favorite bloggers.

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  2. Very well said. 😊

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  3. Powerful reminder Mitch. Wishing you a great day with family from your Canadian neighbours. 🇨🇦 🇺🇸

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  4. RGS says:

    Coming from a family that served in the military and foreign services, and marrying into a family who served in the military and intelligence services, I (we) appreciate this positive message!

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  5. revruss1220 says:

    Perfect. Thank you.

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  6. Great post, goes right to the point. As a retired military spouse and the mother of a volunteer fireman, I know well the knowledge that my husband flew, and my son responds, without giving a second thought to their safety if someone else’s life is on the line. Our country is safer and protected 24/7 by people who do the same each and every day and today we specifically remember those who died doing it. May God bless their families.

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  7. Nancy Ruegg says:

    In personal relationships or world affairs, it is people of integrity and courage who lead most profoundly by their example. Among the stories of our valiant, fallen heroes we can find many such role models. God help ALL of us to aspire to such self-sacrifice. As the old prayer-hymn said: “Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, that we fail not man or Thee” (from “God of Grace and God of Glory”).

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  8. Roos Ruse says:

    Simply stated, best message so far.

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  9. DeniseBalog says:

    Thank you Mitch for your post. Oh that we would teach our children their history and the cost of peace. May God continue to bless our Nation and those who sacrificed their lives to serve and die for freedom’s call.

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  10. In the next Century, Our hope would be to have the same values.

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  11. mahimajalan says:

    Such a beautiful post 😍 loved every bit of it. Would be glad if you check out my post on a relatable topic-

    https://mahimajalan.wordpress.com/2018/07/05/lovexgratitude/?preview=true

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  12. I completely agree with you!!

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