52 Weeks of Thankfulness: Week 19, Remembering and Honoring

“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.


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14 thoughts on “52 Weeks of Thankfulness: Week 19, Remembering and Honoring

    1. I understand Rosaliene, war is a tragic event and I, too, pray for a day that we no longer resort to this as a necessary action. I know many will disagree that war is even necessary; however, I have never been the kind of person who could stand by and let unjust actions happen. The men and women who fought and died for the USA were willing to give their lives so others may live free.

      A friend of mine was killed in action some time ago, he left a wife and three beautiful children behind. He was a weather officer–safe right? Well he heard gunshots from a tent and ran in to help. A local national had turned on the US military. I remember Nat as a father. We helped raise funds for our girls gymnastic’s team. When I was selected as a director of a leadership school, upon my return from Iraq, he congratulated me with a genuine warm smile. It was nice to see a friendly face, but that is the last time I saw him.

      And I am especially sad for the women who cannot keep their children safe in war torn countries, and I am so heart broken for the children who are surrounded by violence. It does break my heart. When I see the many refugees, some are now my students, around my city I do try to make them feel as welcomed as possible. It is a tragedy so many have had to leave their country to be safe. Many miss their homes, but returning is not always an option.

      Well I’ve become long-winded and better go. Thank you for commenting Rosaliene, wishing you all the best. 🙂


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