Monday, February 16, 2009

Presidents Day 2009


It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.
~George Washington


America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
~Abraham Lincoln

16 comments:

lolaberly said...

It's highly contested as to whether or not Washington actually said that quote. You can read more here (and as the site states, it's attributed to him over 500 times online!): http://www.religioustolerance.org/badquotes.htm (about halfway down) and the address it is attributed to is here: http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Washington%27s_Farewell_Address

I'm not advocating one way or another, just sharing. :)

One of my favorite things about Washington was how humbled he was by the idea that he was leading a nation, as well as his well-known tolerance of all religion. more here: http://www.beliefnet.com/foundingfaith/searchresults.aspx?topicid=120&topicname=religious+tolerance

Happy Presidents Day!

AirmanMom said...

lolaberly...thank you for this information! I look forward to learning a little more today!

dana wyzard said...

Due to Joe's work at Ground Zero, our church has started adding firefighters and police officers to their prayers for servicemen. Peace to you and yours.

AirmanMom said...

dana...thank you for stopping by. My prayers are lifted for these heroes as well.

Fragrant Liar said...

You are so good at reminding me why I am so happy (and lucky) to be enjoying my day off.

Best,
KJ

AirmanMom said...

kj...your words are always so warm and friendly...thank you!

Utah Savage said...

Thank you for visiting me. I'm sorry you came in at the end of a series of related posts. Must be very odd to find yourself there, like being in someone else's dream.

Debbie said...

What wonderful quotes to think about today. Thank you.

AirmanMom said...

utah...it was a slightly bizarre first visit to your blog, however it is clear you have a gift called 'writing'. Thanks for stopping by!

AirmanMom said...

debbie.. I do appreciate your visit!

Alexisnexus said...

Very nice.

President Lincoln and President Obama share ancestors

http://familyforest.wordpress.com/2009/01/18/president-lincoln-and-president-obama-share-ancestors/


Honoring my Uncle Donald

http://familyforest.com/Veterans%20Day.html

We all share being Americans.

God Bless America.
Happy President's Day to all!

AirmanMom said...

alexis..how blessed we are to call ourselves Americans!

Mary Ellen said...

Such inspirational leaders. Thanks for the reminder!

AirmanMom said...

ME...it's always nice to have you stop by!

MightyMom said...

the words are true very true.

AirmanMom said...

mm...thank you!