Memorial Day is a great day for picnics, parades and to have family get-togethers, but the real reason for the holiday is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day. It’s a day to remember the men and women throughout history that have had the courage to face circumstances most of us cannot imagine or endure.
Here are a few quotes about courage:
Courage is simply the willingness to be afraid and act anyway.
Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.
~General Omar Bradley
One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.