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Reflections From the Chaps ~ May 30, 2011

The Importance of Remembering Chaplain’s Reflection: While I readily admit I am the very first to want to take a day off with my family, fire up the BBQ and enjoy life, I am also aware of how easy it is, if not careful, to let special days evolve into time of mere entertainment. I believe Memorial Day is one of those days that need to be reflected on using the original etymology of the word holiday; it needs to be a, holy-day. Not that it should necessarily hold religious meaning for everyone, but that it should be set aside as special, holy, where we take ample time to reflect on its original meaning and remember the incredible sacrifices so many have made to give you and I the freedom we love and cherish. I am very aware that so many of you not only do the remembering part, but the sacrifice as well, to ensure our country’s freedom. I hope none of us ever forget the importance of what we do out here, nor those who have paid the ultimate price while wearing the uniform. From one Shipmate to another, and from the bottom of my heart…thank you for what you do and may God bless you all on this very special week. Food 4 Thought: “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” –Ronald Reagan A Second Helping: “Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.” –John F. Kennedy Dessert with a Smile: Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. –Jesus Christ

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CDS-15 Chaps' Reflection - 2011.05.30  

From the Chaps ~ May 30, 2011 CDS-15 Chaplain Contact Info: Chaplain Stewart: Chaplain Clark: Daniel.E.Clark@fe....

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