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Have a Safe and Fun Memorial Day Weekend! #FlandersField #Poppies

Memorial Day, the official Launching of S U M M E R!!!! Whoo Hoo! BBQ, Sun, Surf, Boating, Friends & Family ~ CELEBRATE!!

Please remember to take a few minutes at least to honor those in whose names this Memorial Holiday was created -- the heroic Service Men and Women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for us, our country and our freedoms - The US Military!

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Thank you to all Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine, National Guard Active Duty and Veterans for your great, great, great services! You are our Heroes and we will never be able to thank you enough!  God Bless you and your loved ones! 

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NeillsDeals | May 24th 2014 at 1400947934

Politics aside, this is a very moving tribute from one of our Texas Senators, and a great reminder of why Poppies are distributed on this and other holidays honoring our military heroes....and their equally heroic loved ones, who also make untold sacrifices for each of us to support The Mission. Thank you to each Veteran, Active Duty Military Man and Woman, and their families!


May 23, 2014

Friends,

This Memorial Day weekend, in cities and towns all over America, small red paper flowers will be worn and carried by Americans honoring our veterans.

The paper flowers symbolize the poppies WWI veteran John McCrae wrote about in his famous poem, “In Flanders Field,” after being struck by the beauty of the bright red blooms that emerged from the graves of his fellow soldiers.

But it was a Georgia teacher named Monia Michael who began the tradition of wearing the red flower in remembrance of those who sacrificed their lives to protect our freedoms.

She had read a copy of McCrae’s poem in Ladies' Home Journal and then wrote her own poem that said:

Oh! you who sleep in Flanders Fields,
Sleep sweet – to rise anew!
We caught the torch you threw
And holding high, we keep the Faith
With All who died.

Those flowers became her torch. Millions of people, all across the world, have now worn paper poppies to honor the courage of servicemen and servicewomen.

We should all find our own way to carry on the torch of freedom.

May we never forget the lives of each solider; it is their blood that has kept us free. And it is their sacrifice that calls each of us to cherish the gift of liberty.

Please join me in pausing to remember those who have fallen.

We are so grateful that our nation has warriors who defend and protect us from harm.

May God bless you, may God bless Texas, and may God bless the United States of America.

Sincerely,

Ted Cruz

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