Never give without forgetting, Never Receive without Remembering.
Today’s post is by Ron Southard, CEO of SafeSourcing and a US Air Force Vietnam Era Veteran.
What an appropriate sentiment for today November 11, 2016 Veterans Day. That quote which has been paraphrased a lot is actually “Blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting”. This author believes it may be attributed to William Buckley. At least the first time I heard it.
Today is a day that we don’t expect those that have given so much to have to remember. It is up to those of us that have received their gifts to remember them and pay those gifts forward. Our veterans have provided a gift of service in order to defend the principles that guided our founding fathers almost 250 years ago. Many gave their lives. We will remember them and their families on this day and it is appropriate that we should.
Let the mottos of our branches of the US Military help you remember what guided all of those that gave in the name of Freedom.
1. US Air Force – Integrity First,, Service Before Self, Excellence in All We Do
2. US Coast Guard – “Semper Paratus” (Always Ready)”
3. US Marines – “Semper Fidelis” (Always Faithful)”
4. US Navy – “Honor, Courage, Commitment”
5. US Army – “This We’ll Defend”
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