Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day 2009

COTG hopes that you have a pleasant Memorial Day filled with fun and family.

Please take some time today to remember those who sacrificed so much to preserve our liberty and sovereignty. The best way to honor them is to continue to be vigilant to protect our freedoms and rights from those who would take them from us both from within as well as from outside of our borders.

"No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation." -- General Douglas MacArthur

"We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home." - Edward R. Murrow

A few other quotes to ponder:

"The story of America's quest for freedom is inscribed on her history in the blood of her patriots." ~Randy Vader

"The greatest glory of a free-born people is to transmit that freedom to their children." -William Havard

"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated." -- Thomas Paine, “The Crisis”, December 23rd, 1776