" " " " " "Before" " " " " " Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give.
When I look at the flag, I see more than stars and stripes, red, white and blue. I see the red and white stripes as the unity of this country from end to end, fighting for our freedom. I see sacrifices, and struggles, and fear. I also see strength, determination, and courage. The blue is the sky of patriotism that spreads over our nation. As for the stars, they are the men and women who make it possible to fly our flag with dignity and honor.
By Jane G., Senior Poet., Laureate, Maryland 2012-2013 Have a meaningful Memorial Day. Spending the day with family and friends.