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War and Peace
By Mona Lease

Hi, all!! Again - it's that time of year. What happened to the time?? It flew by us. I take this time to say: Thanks to you readers for standing by me - for faithfully reading this humble little column. Thanks for your insight and input.

Thanks to my Editors. Thanks for reading and proof-reading what I submit. Thanks for the layout you provide for the "final cut" that the public reads.

It is all of us - together - that make this column what it is...a place of hope and help.
And - thanks to our currently-serving military personnel. I extend my hugs, prayers, and well-wishes to all of our allied-personnel.

Thanks to our surviving Veterans - for your service stateside and abroad.

Thanks to the families of those who made the ultimate sacrifice. I am forever indebted to you and the above-mentioned military that give me the freedom to write these columns.

From Huffpost  Sept 20, 2016
Veteran's Day Quotes: 15 Best, Most Famous Remembrance Day Sayings

     "Freedom is never free." - Author Unknown
     "How important is it for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!" - Maya Angelou
     "When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep?" - George Canning
     "Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die." - G.K. Chesterson
     "This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave." - Elmer Davis
     "But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for, is their monument today, and for aye." - Thomas Dunn English
     "I think there is one higher office than president  and I would call that patriot." - Gary Hart
     "Lord, bid war's trumpet to cease; fold the whole earth in peace." - Oliver Wendell Holmes
     "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." - John Fitzgerald Kennedy
     "The most persistent sound which reverberates through men's history is the beating of the war drums." - Arthur Koestler
     "I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask, "Mother, what was war?" - Eve Merriam
     "Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul." - Michel de Montaigne
     "In war, there are no unwounded soldiers." - Jose Narosky
     "We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude." - Cynthia Ozick
     "The more we sweat in peace, the less we bleed in war." - Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

     Remember the kiddies and our service people. Take good care of the furry and feathered ones out there. Be safe and healthy. See ya next time. Ever Toodles!!  MONA

     May no Soldier go unloved
     May no Soldier walk alone
     May no Soldier be forgotten
     Until they all come home!     No known Author

                             WE ARE STILL FREE


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