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Mother’s Day

“Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.”
– Stevie Wonder

“If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?”
– Milton Berle

“All mothers are working mothers.”
– Unknown

“No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement.”
– Florida Scott-Maxwell

“Mother – that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries.”
– T. Dewitt Talmage

“My mother was a reader, and she read to us. She read us Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde when I was six and my brother was eight; I never forgot it.”
– Stephen King

“You may have tangible wealth untold. Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be — I had a mother who read to me.”
– Strickland Gillilan

National Children’s Book Week – Early May

“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.”
– Emilie Buchwald

“Wear the old coat and buy the new book.”
– Austin Phelps

“Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words!”
– A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 1943

“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”
– Lemony Snicket

“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.”
– Margaret Fuller

“When I say to a parent, ‘read to a child’, I don’t want it to sound like medicine. I want it to sound like chocolate. ”
– Mem Fox

“Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks.”
– Dr. Seuss

“I feel the need of reading. It is a loss to a man not to have grown up among books.”
– Abraham Lincoln

National Police Week – Third week of May

“Law enforcement officers are never ‘off duty.’ They are dedicated public servants who are sworn to protect public safety at any time and place that the peace is threatened. They need all the help that they can get.”
– Barbara Boxer

“Since September 11, 2001, many in this nation and this Congress have a deeper appreciation for the importance of the sacrifices made by our law enforcement officers.”
– Jerry Costello

“The backbone of our nation’s domestic defense against terrorist attacks will continue to be the men and women in local law enforcement and emergency services.”
– Saxby Chambliss

Memorial Day

“You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.”
– Aristotle

“Memorial Day this year is especially important as we are reminded almost daily of the great sacrifices that the men and women of the armed services make to defend our way of life.”
– Robin Hayes

“True patriotism isn’t cheap. It’s about taking on a fair share of the burden of keeping America going.”
– Robert Reich

“True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.”
– Clarence Darrow

“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.”
– Mark Twain

“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God such men lived”
– George S. Patton

“A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.”
– President Dwight D. Eisenhower

I don’t have to tell you how fragile this precious gift of freedom is. Every time we hear, watch, or read the news, we are reminded that liberty is a rare commodity in this world.”
– President Ronald Reagan

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