Walking away is not an option... dialogue must prevail.

"A good listener tries to understand what the other person is saying. In the end he may disagree sharply, but because he disagrees, he wants to know exactly what it is he is disagreeing with."
- Kenneth A. Wells

"I do not want the peace that passeth understanding. I want the understanding which bringeth peace."
- Helen Keller

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

a celebration of beginnings... and remembrance

As we prepare for tomorrow's Remembrance Day (in Canada) and Veterans Day (in the U.S.) we roll out a CAKE in celebration of the United States Marine Corps, a fine institution serving proudly and with Honor since 1775.

Marines of the 28th Regiment of the 5th Division Raise the American Flag Atop Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, 1945
Joe Rosenthal ©The Associated Press

Thank you, Matt. It's a priviledge to know you.

On this, the anniversary of their beginning... I will take a few minutes to remember those who have fallen. For them, I truly believe it was not an ending, but the beginning of a new journey.

Semper Fi

For a truly wonderful post about The Marines, visit Travis... he has the spirit of those fine men and women down to a T


Desert Songbird said...

Marines will ALWAYS have a special place in my heart.

Happy Birthday to some of the baddest asses ever to serve their country.

Semper Fi.

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Nessa said...

God Bless the Marines.

Blast from the Past

Bond said...

Very nice post Ann...Happy Birthday to the proud warriors

Anndi said...

Songbird, they're a special bunch.

Nessa, Amen.

Bond, thanks... it seemed appropriate today.

Travis said...

Those are awesome CAKEs. I hope every Marine had a safe day during which to celebrate the birth of his Corps.

Ron said...

As always...a beautiful post, Anndi!

Happy Remembrance Day, dear Twin!