Honor By Acting Honorably

Memorial Day in the United States is a time to honor veterans and the fallen military men and women who have served our country.

It is a time to remember and pray for the men and women who serve today.

As a creative spirit how do you honor their memory? Not just today, but year round?

  • Do you ensure that your actions build on the freedoms and strengths that define us?  Or do you game the system?
  • Do you develop relationships that build mutual advantages? Or is it winner-take-all loser-be-damned?
  • Do you build value, help others, and establish trust in your community, state, nation and planet? Or live your life looking for loopholes and scapegoats?

I find that trying to honor our men and women in uniform humbles me. It makes me want to be better. Make a difference. In a small way, I believe remembering to live life with honor does that, because maybe – just maybe – it will help avoid the next situation where our soldiers have to put themselves in harm’s way.

So to all who serve and have served, thank you.

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4 Responses to Honor By Acting Honorably

  1. JD says:

    I like the way you made the points stand out more through questions and contrast. It’s a powerful combo.

  2. Bill Welter says:

    Fred,
    Great message. I’m a USMC Vietnam vet and I’m touched when people take the time to remember those who have given their lives. Thanks.
    Bill

  3. Andrew says:

    Fred,

    As I just remarked on Brad’s blog, I have been (positively) amazed as I go about the blogosphere at how much value the American people seem to place upon the sacrifices of those involved in the national defense effort as well as how strongly many Americans feel about this day – a day which I had not previously heard of until this year.

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