7.01.2011

she read, she saw...

This is my weekly Friday feature. I send my daughter, who is living in Seattle while she is in school, a photograph I've taken and she sends me back a quote she feels goes with it. So the image is something I photographed that touched me and the words are something she read that touched her. Hopefully, both pieces will be a bit more inspiring as a result...

I took this one a few years ago at Fort Sumter, Charleston, S.C.


"Why, in an age when so many have acted only in pursuit of narrowest self-interest, have the soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines of this generation volunteered all that they have on behalf of others? Why have they been willing to bear the heaviest burden? Whatever it is, they felt some tug. They answered a call. They said, “I’ll go.” That is why they are the best of America." – President Obama

I hope you all have a safe and happy 4th of July weekend.

11 comments:

shopgirl said...

This is an amazing quote...it really is profound.

I hope you're having a lovely summer Jeanette! xo

MJM said...

Happy 4th everyone!

Teenage Bride said...

enjoy the weekend Jeanette!

Beatnheart said...

Sweet...yay Prez. O.

Krystal said...

perfect for this weekend. i hope you are well jeanette!!

Debby said...

Oh, you two are so clever. This quote is perfect. We recently lost a neighborhood marine in Afghanistan... he was only 23. My heart is aching for his family. xo

lisaroyhandbags said...

What a wonderful quote. Have an amazing 4th of July weekend! xo

bronwyn said...

Happy fourth Jeanette!

Pam said...

They are indeed the best of America. There is no greater sacrifice. Well chosen quote.
Hope you had a good weekend Jeanette.

quintessence said...

OUr servicemen and women deserve incredible recognition for their time and commitment!!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Long may it wave.

Have a happy 4th of July!