Monday, May 30, 2016

A Memorial Day Prayer

A Memorial Day Prayer

Dear Bast, God, Allah, Jehovah, Ceiling Cat or whoever you worship.

On this Memorial Day, let us thank those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Bless them for their service to keep us free. Let us reflect on their bravery and honor them as we spend a quiet moment at the cemetery. Let us pray their deaths weren't in vain. Let us pray for everlasting peace where no other person shall have to die in the name of peace. Amen.

A Memorial Day Prayer

To quote a mother who lost her son in Vietnam: “The only way we dishonor those who died is to learn nothing from them—to repeat the past and continue our present course of action.” I'll leave you with Neil Young's poignant "Living With War." I take a holy vow / not to kill again / Try to remember peace.


Peace be with you.

A Memorial Day Prayer

25 comments:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

These are some very deep, and very needed, thoughts today, CK.

Brian said...

Amen to that CK!

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

Indeed. We hope that someday Memorial Day will be for losses that are all in the past and never happen again.

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Very touching post. Happy Memorial Day!

The Menagerie Mom said...

CK, this is beautiful.

Caren Gittleman said...

CK this was a most PURRFECT post for today!! THANK YOU!!! xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

Anonymous said...

Gawjus CK. We too believe ifin we furget, we're da losers and all those lives were fur naught.

Luv ya'

Dezi

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

Beautiful poem, CK. We must remember the fallen today and always.

Anonymous said...

Beautifully said CK.......

Love, Sammy

Jean Neilson said...

Very well stated CK. Memorial Day is special to the many vets...woops...veterans in the States. They deserve so much more!

Shoko

Tamago said...

What a touching post, CK. We should all learn from those who gave their lives for others and never repeat the terrible past.

Layla Morgan Wilde ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

Agreed 100% and we need to honor those who have survived their military duty and are physically and or emotionally suffering i.e. PTSD.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

I share your prayer CK. Maybe one day.

Jans Funny Farm said...

A very good post, CK. The missing man formation, as seen in the video, has got to be hard for a family to watch!

The Indulged Furries said...

Amen to that, CK.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Beautiful post CK!

The Island Cats said...

What a beautiful post for Memorial Day, CK.

Sweet Purrfections said...

We remember those (man and animal) who gave their lives for our freedom.

meowmeowmans said...

That is a really deep post, CK. We are so very grateful for the brave souls who gave their lives for our freedom.

Kitties Blue said...

C.K. an excellent post for Memorial Day. It hurts our hearts to think of the more than 1.1 million Americans who have given their lives for our country. It is the least we can do to honor and remember them on this day. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Three Chatty Cats said...

A perfect prayer, CK.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Aw, CK, a purrfect post. From a purrfect kitty.

COme back and check me out--I took you up on your suggestion ;-)

modern nomad said...

That is a beautiful tribute!
Have a wonderful Tuesday...

Noodle and crew

Nellie Kowalik said...

Most excellent post! Thanks yous!
Kisses
Nellie

Savannah's Paw Tracks said...

You are always so spot on with music CK. Very appropriate