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Sunday, May 28, 2017


What comes to mind when you hear the word "Honor"?  How would you define it?

There is the military Code of Honor which is drilled into the soldiers from their first day. The Warrior's Code of Honor  "is in war it means to give your word of honor to do your duty...your word...your honor whilst standing face to face with Death gives meaning and purpose to life..." 

On September 19, 2010, while clearing a path for United States Army Rangers in Kandahar, Mast took a wrong step into an IED along the road. The explosion resulted in the amputation of both his legs and one of his fingers. His actions were honorable and heroic.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Mast

Honor is often used in commercials saying "It would be my honor...." to provide some kind of commercial service. 

Or, "It is an honor to be your friend...." which I have said and heard from others.

In Rave Reviews Book Club each month we have "Spotlight Honors" for authors whose work deserve special recognition.

A quote from Lisa Cicciarelli, "I consider it a privilege to honor and celebrate the thousands who represent our future of a world free from the pain and suffering of cancer." at a Relay for Life event in New York.

Some Reading Suggestions for Memorial Weekend: 
              "We Were Soldiers Too" a series of three books by Bob Kern
              "MIA: A Hero's Return" by Frank Pisani
              "Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival" by Laura Hellenbrand            

On this Monday, May 29 we celebrate Memorial Day by honoring those who have served our country from the very first war through today. Let's make it more than a day at the beach, a BBQ, or a family gathering. Let's make it a day of truly honoring our military and thanking them for their sacrifices.

And, it is my hope that when we use the word honor we use it with the intentions of honesty,  ethics, and sincerity. Honoring someone must include these three things plus LOVE.

                                          Wishing you a most blessed Memorial Day.


  1. Happy Memorial Day, Karen. Great blog explaining honor and why we are celebrating it. Thank you!

  2. Thank you, D.L. We should be honoring all those who deserve it: military, disease survivor/role models, friends, to name just a few.