Metromode is off for Memorial Day
Backyard BBQ, family time, another chance to see The Avengers
, and a day off from school/work is all welcome ...but it'd be good to take a moment to honor those who gave their lives in defense of our country.
In tribute, Concentrate
offers up some Memorial Day quotes to share with loved ones and honor those who have gone before us.
Feel free to add your own below.
A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.
True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.
We must be prepared to make heroic sacrifices for the cause of peace that we make ungrudgingly for the cause of war. There is no task that is more important or closer to my heart.
Four things support the world: the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the good, and the valor of the brave
Without heroes, we are all plain people, and don't know how far we can go
Each man is a hero and an oracle to somebody.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
The greatest glory of a free-born people is to transmit that freedom to their children.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear