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!”
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.
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.
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.
I never thought about the animals who give their lives in the line of duty. Wow. That’s a heavy burden.
What a beautiful and poignant quote to mark this Memorial Day. Thank you, dear friends.
That was a wonderful Spark and we love the Cooper Murphy pic. We will always remember our heroes.
That is an excellent spark and I love the patriotic graphic. XO
I remember Menachem Begin, what a wonderful quote! Cooper Murphy, you look pretty spiffy in your red, white and blue today – Awww-worthy!
Great quote for today ! Happy Memorial Day ! Purrs
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.
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. ♥
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.
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!
What a beautiful Spark for this day. Enjoy your Memorial Day.
Love your Spark quote. And Cooper Murphy looks good all decked out in red, white & blue! God Bless America!
I think the quote was a good choice for today.
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.
Happy Memorial Day!