A Truly Rich Man

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A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society. ~Billy Graham

Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever.  ~Author Unknown

By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong. ~Charles Wadsworth

A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty. ~Author Unknown

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Father’s Day quotes

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Our next holiday is Father’s Day!  Enjoy these featured Father’s Day quotes…

One father is more than a hundred Schoolmasters.  ~George Herbert, Outlandish Proverbs, 1640

He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.  ~Clarence Budington Kelland

A father carries pictures where his money used to be.  ~Author Unknown

Dad, you’re someone to look up to no matter how tall I’ve grown.  ~Author Unknown

Not to Mourn…But to Praise…

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Freedom is never free.  On Memorial’s Day 2013, may we renew our resolve to always remember the sacrifice of the men and women who have died for our freedom.  God bless America!

For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity. ~William Penn

On thy grave the rain shall fall from the eyes of a mighty nation! ~Thomas William Parsons

The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: their courage nerves a thousand living men. ~Minot J. Savage

We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them. ~Francis A. Walker

Who Sings Our National Anthem?

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But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for, is their monument to-day, and for aye. ~Thomas Dunn English

For love of country they accepted death. ~James A. Garfield

The greatest glory of a free-born people is to transmit that freedom to their children. ~William Havard

The dead soldier’s silence sings our national anthem. ~Aaron Kilbourn

When Preparation Meets Opportunity

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Today we continue with more patriotic quotes in honor of Memorial Day!  But first, we wanted to share with you an excellent Henry Hartman quote submitted by one of our faithful blog followers: “Success comes when preparation meets opportunity.”  Words of wisdom to remember in all areas of life – personal, educational and work!  Thank you for sharing!

Now here are some famous patriotic quotes…

My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. ~John F. Kennedy

I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country. ~Nathan Hale

Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored. ~Daniel Webster

How to Understand Patriotism

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How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!  ~Thomas Jefferson

Patriotism is easy to understand in America – it means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.  ~Calvin Coolidge

Territory is but the body of a nation.  The people who inhabit its hills and valleys are its soul, its spirit, its life.  ~James Garfield

Another Name for Opportunity

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This, then, is the state of the union:  free and restless, growing and full of hope.  So it was in the beginning.  So it shall always be, while God is willing, and we are strong enough to keep the faith.  ~Lyndon B. Johnson

America is another name for opportunity.  Our whole history appears like a last effort of divine providence on behalf of the human race.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.  ~Theodore Roosevelt

Memorial Day Quotes

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Hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day!  Now we move on to our Memorial Day quote series.  Enjoy!

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty. ~John F. Kennedy

The cement of this union is the heart-blood of every American. ~Thomas Jefferson

Where liberty dwells, there is my country.  ~Benjamin Franklin

A Mother’s Gift

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Mother’s Day Quotes

No gift to your mother can ever equal her gift to you – life. ~Author Unknown

Nobody knows of the work it makes
To keep the home together.
Nobody knows of the steps it takes,
Nobody knows-but Mother.

~Author Unknown

And remember that behind every successful woman……is a basket of dirty laundry. ~Author Unknown