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.