Regardless of your particular religious persuasion, you’ve got to admit the wisdom in this particular quote: “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13) (KJV).
On this Memorial Day weekend, we at MiniGuy hope all are remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice, who gave up their lives in the service of their country so that we could enjoy the freedoms we enjoy today.
Our local paper, the Los Angeles Daily News, is running some great articles about veterans and their wartime experiences. A few headlines:
Dennis McCarthy column: Now’s time for honors and praise
Ex-soldier still recalls frozen fight
Wounded Marine says a miracle saved him
Vietnam changed career soldier
Former POW brings comrades home
Valley vets make trek to ceremony
Yes, peace is a worthy goal, but sometimes freedom isn’t “free.”
Here’s another quote, generally attributed to English philosopher-politician Edmund Burke, “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
Thanks to all our servicemen who have done – or are now doing – something to rid the world of evil dictators, tyrants, regimes and others who would take away our God-given rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness!
Yes, even if your version of “the pursuit of happiness” is simply to drive and tinker with tiny British cars…
PHOTO: U.S. Marines raising flag over Iwo Jima, by Joe Rosenthal.