the freedom to enjoy the simpler things…

Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
George Washington

They are dead; but they live in each Patriot’s breast,
And their names are engraven on honor’s bright crest.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

(buckeye butterfly / Julie Cook / 2017)

Today while we enjoy the marking of a season’s change,
May we remain ever mindful of the many lives that offered the ultimate sacrifice
in order that the rest of us have the freedom to enjoy the simpler things in life…

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
John 15:13

18 comments on “the freedom to enjoy the simpler things…

  1. says:

    Have a wonderful holiday. We made it home and escaped the Bates Motel quickly.

  2. Karen says:

    Perfectly said Julie.

  3. Lynda says:

    The photo of the buckeye butterfly is a beautiful illustration of God’s amazing creation! Thanks for sharing it and the reminder that we are able to enjoy God’s creation because others have sacrificed for us. Blessings on your Memorial Day.

  4. Wally Fry says:

    Happy Memorial Day Julie!

  5. Beautiful photo of the butterfly! πŸ™‚ ❀

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