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Monday Mottoes – #40

Memorial Day 2Today is Memorial Day in the United States, the day when we honor those who gave their lives in military service to our country. It’s a time of gratefulness and giving honor to those soldiers and their families making the ultimate sacrifice.

Yet, if you run a search of online patriotic quotes, you’d be hardpressed to find more than a handful that would not be in the cynical or pessimistic ranges. People just aren’t that patriotic anymore. It’s almost seen as anti-American to wave the flag.

And that’s a shame.

You can be a thinking individual and still be patriotic. Which brings us to today’s quote: “Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty-to-the-country-always1Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.” ~Mark Twain

That sounds pretty balanced, but how does it play out?

Good question.

Maybe it’s time to attend a Memorial Day Parade or ceremony. Hear some others speak of loyalty and devotion to our country, and express appreciation for those who have served with their entire soul.

I, for one, will say, “Thank you.” Your lives made a difference.

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