Monday, May 30, 2011


Today we celebrate and honor all our veterans. Whether they are currently serving, have already served, or have given their life in service, we honor them and give thanks for our freedom.

While we most often associate freedom with politics, I also want to acknowledge the freedom of choice we have everyday; the freedom to live our life in love, in integrity, in authenticity. What a wonderful way to honor the sacrifice our veterans have made for us.

"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends. To appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded."

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Do you have a family member or friend who has served?

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