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Happy Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Today we celebrate Memorial Day and honor those who died serving in the United States Armed Forces. America certainly has its fair share of problems, but there is no place I’d rather call home. I am grateful to those who gave their lives, so that we could continue to enjoy the many freedoms we do today.

Whether fighting for our freedom or against debt, this quote holds true.

“The secret of Happiness is Freedom, and the secret of Freedom, Courage.”

by Thucydides

Thank you to those who fight for our happiness and gave their lives for our freedom.


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May 26, 2014  •  12 Comments  •  The Heavy Purse

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  1. Monday, May 26th, 2014
    Shannon. I have been traveling around the world for the last 6 months, the last 3 in Southeast Asia. As I have traveled I have gained more and more respect for the good old USA. As you said, it has it share of problems, but I am happy now to call it home and look forward to my return one day. Happy Memorial day from a reluctant ex-pat in Indonesia.
    • Shannon Ryan
      Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
      Happy Memorial Day to you too, Brad. And yes, I imagine living outside of the states for the past 6 months gives you a real appreciation for home!
  2. Monday, May 26th, 2014
    Happy Memorial Day everyone! We should offer a simple prayer to the men and women who fight and gave their lives for our freedom.
    • Shannon Ryan
      Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
      I agree, Marie! We should be grateful for the freedoms we enjoy thanks to them.
  3. Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
    Hope you had a great weekend, Shannon. We are indeed blessed to live in a country with so many freedoms, and so many brave men and women willing to defend them on our behalf.
    • Shannon Ryan
      Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
      I hope you had a great weekend too, Laurie! We are truly blessed and I'm grateful to all the men and women who fight for our freedoms we enjoy.
  4. Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
    I hope you had a great holiday weekend!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
      We did! And I hope you and your family did as well!
  5. Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
    Thanks for sharing this, Shannon! I especially love the quote!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
      You're welcome, Natalie!
  6. Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
    I second that, thanks to those who serve and especially those who gave their lives for our country. We are forever grateful.
    • Shannon Ryan
      Friday, May 30th, 2014
      Agree 100%, DC. :)
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