Memorial Day

America – Walt Whitman

Centre of equal daughters, equal sons,
All, all alike endear’d, grown, ungrown, young or old,
Strong, ample, fair, enduring, capable, rich,
Perennial with the Earth, with Freedom, Law and Love,
A grand, sane, towering, seated Mother,
Chair’d in the adamant of Time.

My favorite presidential quotes:MemorialDay
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe ~ Abraham Lincoln

We grow by dreams. All big men are dreamers, some of us let dreams die, but others nourish and protect them, nurse them through bad days . . . to the sunshine and light which always come ~ Woodrow Wilson

The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

May we continue to live lives worthy of those who have sacrificed on our behalf. Perhaps the best way to honor lives lost is to life fully with both purpose and joy.

1) How Great Leadership Inspire Action by Simon Sinek (@simonsinek)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp0HIF3SfI4

2) A story of reconciliation: The Porcelain Unicorn
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRMcPJrWm-g

3) The Five Debates We Need in 2016 by Nigel Cameron (@nigelcameron)
http://myemail.constantcontact.com/The-Five-Debates-we-need-in-2016.html?soid=1102213309500&aid=mF1n5zI8q9Q

4) I Fought For You (written & produced by our @joshpies)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rZwCKEqmEs

5) Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln
http://www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/lincoln/

6) Treasure Trove of Bill Moyers & Abraham Lincoln
http://billmoyers.com/tag/abraham-lincoln/

7) What Eisenhower Taught Me About Decision-Making http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/26/business/bill-marriott-jr-on-inclusive-decision-making.html?smid=tw-share

8) List of book-based war films of 21st Century
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_book-based_war_films_(21st-century_wars)

9) My favorite war movie: The Hurt Locker
reviewed by Time: http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1838615,00.html

10) My favorite war story: All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque http://www.myteacherpages.com/webpages/esimpson/files/AQWF%20-%20full%20text.pdf

Nobody says it better than Lee Greenwood ~ God Bless the USA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yH61hFsma24

Onward…
Jennifer

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