As today is Memorial Day in the U.S., our Spark is not the usual inspirational quote. It celebrates America and the courage of those who have served in our armed forces and given their lives for our country.
I selected a previously posted photo of Lily Olivia overlain by our American flag to represent this quote.
The author, Paul Tsongas, was an American politician. From 1975 to 1985, he represented Massachusetts in both houses of the United States Congress. He won seven states as a candidate in the 1992 Democratic presidential primaries, losing the nomination to Bill Clinton. Tsongas died in 1997, at age 55, of complications from pneumonia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
To all of those who have lost friends and loved ones serving in the military, I send condolences and prayers. As you celebrate the holiday with the traditional picnics and bar-b-ques, take a moment to remember and thank all our veterans and those currently serving in the military. Though Memorial Day is meant to remember those who died in combat, all those who have served and are serving have earned our thanks and respect.
Though our host, Annie (McGuffy’s Reader), of the Sparks Blog Hop is taking a much deserved break from blogging and our Sparks post is not part of a hop, I continue to ascribe to Annie’s vision when starting the Sparks hop: “I believe we are meant to be lights in this world. If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. Together, we can light up the entire world!”
I will continue to post a Spark on Mondays unless some other subject should take precedent.