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Marie Lozito


May 27, 2011

Marie Lozito is a Registered Nurse, Licensed Massage Therapist, wife, mother, grandmother and life-long conservative. She wrote a text on medical massage and taught at New York College of Health Professions. 

Interested in, and observing politics since 1960, she ran for elected office in 2010. 

 

MEMORIAL DAY

A day to remember and honor those we will never be able to repay


Memorial Day is reserved as a day to honor the service and sacrifice of fallen men and women who donned our Armed Forces uniforms with honor. Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, all who have served in our military, we are forever in your debt. We pay our humble respects to those that gave the ultimate sacrifice as members of the United States Armed Forces. May God bless you and grant your souls eternal rest.

Please join all those honoring Memorial Day across our great nation on Monday by observing a moment of silence at 3:00 p.m. local time for remembrance and prayer. If you have the opportunity, give a word of gratitude and comfort to surviving family members who grieve for a beloved warrior who has died defending our cherished liberties.

"At countless funerals and memorial services for those who lost their lives in the service of our country, I hear the question, 'Why is such a good young person taken from us in the prime of life?' Plato, the Greek philosopher, apparently sought to resolve the issue by observing, 'Only the dead have seen the end of war.' 

I prefer to take my solace in the words of Jesus to the Apostle John: 'Father, I will that those you have given me, be with me where I am.' ... Those now in uniform deserve our thanks, for no nation has ever had a better military force than the one we have today. And no accolade to those presently in our country's service is greater than honoring the veterans who preceded them on Memorial Day."  

- Lt. Col. Oliver North, ret.

 



"Be sure this Memorial Day ... you are a part of those Americans asking God to bless the heroes we remember who never really set out to be heroes. As the kin of a fallen soldier once proclaimed, 'Each loved his life as much as we love ours. Each had a place in the world, a family waiting and friends to see again. They thought of the future just as we do, with plans and hopes for a long life. But they left it all behind when they went to war, and parted with it forever when they died so that you and I might enjoy freedom today.' 

On this Memorial day set aside time from celebrating summer for you, your family and friends to honor and remember those who have given their lives for you because as Robert Orr so beautifully said, 'To live in the hearts of those you leave behind is never to die.' Frankly speaking, saluting their memory is our duty, and on this day, it is our privilege. 


The time is now to show we care and to honor their sacrifice not only this Memorial Day, but every day. Honoring our military heroes assures their memory does indeed live in our hearts and thus, these heroes will in the name of freedom never die."
 

- columnist Frank Jordan

 


 

"The call to America's roots is also a call to her foundations. The alabaster and granite headstones of our slain veterans are symbolic of the stones that are foundational to any great structure. They are what make a nation strong but more so; they exist to make a nation immovable. They are not just building blocks but they are anchors on which we depend in times of great peril or calamity. They are costly, solid, polished and usually inscribed with the names and noble acts of the donors who lay only a few feet below. 

Every gravestone of every soldier is a foundational cornerstone of this nation; with the name of each donor indelibly chiseled to its face. While the headstones like cornerstones stay in their place and the poppies whose seasons come and go salute the fallen; the torch is handed off to the living. 

It cannot be seen by the naked eye but it is the flame that burns in the hearts of all patriots who know they must not let its flames diminish for even a moment of time. Will America let this torch abate in these trying times? Will the fluctuations of our economy, politics and standing in the world make us lay down the torch? Everyone who loves America and understands what our veterans, alive and dead, have paid to show their love of our nation, already knows the answer to this question. 

The flame will be threatened in the strong winds of change and uncertainty and its light may flicker under the encroachment of evil forces but it will never be quenched. The living must not rest at the expense of the dead. The price of their rest is already paid but, the maintenance and perpetuity of their rest is in our hands."

- columnist Michael Bresciani


 

"We were young. We have died. Remember us.

We have done what we could

But until it is finished it is not done.

We have given our lives

But until it is finished no one can know what our lives gave.

Our deaths are not ours, They are yours,

They will mean what you make them. They say,

Whether our lives, and our deaths were for peace and a new hope

Or for nothing We cannot say.

It is you who must say this.

We leave you our deaths,

Give them their meaning."


-Archibald MacLeish, American poet, writer and the Librarian of Congress


 

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