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Memorial Day Wisdom “By The Dawn’s Early Light”

Dawn’s early light is breaking here in Northeast Ohio at the time this post is published.

Here is a little wisdom courtesy of Francis Scott Key, with the help of a trio of cowboys.

I almost did not post anything today as I could not find any poem, quote or scripture that spoke to me.

Then I remembered this video from Chad Prather with Steve Helms and Ben McPherson.

It is the best version I’ve heard in a long time, because of it’s simplicity. No fancy musical arrangement, no fancy vocals being belted out to bring down a mounted deer’s head off a wall. Just good old fashioned A capella singing.

Never forget our flag still waives because of the men and women who died to protect our way of life. Today we remember and honor them and humbly say:

“Thank you for paying the ultimate price. You are not forgotten. “

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to inspire widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s currently using those skills as a virtual logistics contact center representative for a Fortune 100 company. She’s also managed call center teams, co-facilitated a grief support group, and helped small businesses with various writing assignments. Michele is a bookworm, and a lover of history, music, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She also does not think or pray like you normal people. Michele is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com

Weekend Wisdom: Memorial Day 2015

For love of country they accepted death… 

James A. Garfield

20th President 

United States of America

They fell, but o’er their glorious grave
Floats free the banner of the cause they died to save.

Francis Marion Crawford

The brave die never, though they sleep in dust:

Their courage nerves a thousand living men.

Minot J. Savage

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