by Janet Blue on May 27, 2019


As we celebrate Memorial Day and honor those service men, women and animals who have given their lives in the line of duty, I have selected what may seem to be an unusual Spark. It is not from an American president, politician or veteran. However, I found it appropriate. To me it speaks to why our troops defend our country and freedoms.



If you are unfamiliar with Begin, who was the sixth Prime Minister of Israel and shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Anwar Sadat in 1978, you can read more about him on Wikipedia.

Sparks began as a blog hop, created by our friend, Annie (McGuffy’s Reader). Annie has been taking a “break” from blogging, so there is no hop. Unfortunately, during this break, Annie has been the victim of a hacker. This has continued to keep her off-line and caused her much distress. Please continue to send prayers to Annie and her family as they work to get their lives back to normal.

Many of us believe in Annie’s vision: “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!”

Awww Mondays

In a more traditional photo for a cat blog on Memorial Day, Cooper Murphy is here to join the Awww Mondays blog hop at Comedy Plus. Click on the badge below Cooper’s photo to join the hop.


Memorial Day



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 our veterans and those currently serving in the military. Memorial Day is meant to remember those who died in combat, but all those who have served and are serving have earned our thanks and respect.


Dalton/Benji/Angel-MrJackFreckles/Pipo & Angel-Minko May 29, 2019 at 2:11 am

That spark is exactly the reason we have those who serve our country to preserve those things for us. Thanks to them all from the bottom of our hearts.
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mommakatandherbearcat May 28, 2019 at 1:52 am

I never thought about the animals who give their lives in the line of duty. Wow. That’s a heavy burden.
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meowmeowmans May 27, 2019 at 8:55 pm

What a beautiful and poignant quote to mark this Memorial Day. Thank you, dear friends.
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Brian Frum May 27, 2019 at 7:56 pm

That was a wonderful Spark and we love the Cooper Murphy pic. We will always remember our heroes.
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Ellen Pilch May 27, 2019 at 7:16 pm

That is an excellent spark and I love the patriotic graphic. XO
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Catscue Catmom May 27, 2019 at 2:31 pm

I remember Menachem Begin, what a wonderful quote! Cooper Murphy, you look pretty spiffy in your red, white and blue today – Awww-worthy!

The Swiss Cats May 27, 2019 at 2:07 pm

Great quote for today ! Happy Memorial Day ! Purrs

The Florida Furkids May 27, 2019 at 1:49 pm

Beautiful Spark! Cooper Murphy looks all ready to celebrate!

The Florida Furkids with smoochies and love to Mau from Allie and paw pats and headbonks to Sawyer from Noelle.

Sandee May 27, 2019 at 1:49 pm

I love your Spark. Wonderful.

Oh Cooper Murphy, you know how much I love you and I’m so happy to see you featured in today’s Awww Monday.

Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

Have a purrfect Awww Monday and Memorial Day. My best to all the other kitties and your peeps. ♥
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Katie Isabella May 27, 2019 at 12:26 pm

I like the quote. It is something to hold in front of us every single day. It should and I hope it does, speak to us all.

Cooper Murphey…whoa Nelly! You are handsome.

Eastside Cats May 27, 2019 at 10:54 am

Happy Memorial Day; honoring All of those who’ve died while in service to their country and its citizens. And Cooper Murphy looks dandy in his tie and beret!
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The Island Cats May 27, 2019 at 8:57 am

What a beautiful Spark for this day. Enjoy your Memorial Day.
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Linda Arthur Tejera May 27, 2019 at 7:54 am

Love your Spark quote. And Cooper Murphy looks good all decked out in red, white & blue! God Bless America!
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Charles Huss May 27, 2019 at 6:20 am

I think the quote was a good choice for today.
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Teddy May 27, 2019 at 4:44 am

Coop you look fabulous in your Memorial Day celebratory gear. We should all celebrate the freedom that so many sacrificed so much to insure that we enjoy in our lives. Mom and I love your Spark today – Mr. Begin was a wise man.

Hugs, Teddy
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Summer May 27, 2019 at 2:53 am

Happy Memorial Day!
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