Rosemead Kiwanis Club
"Serving the Community Since 1945"
The Fax of Life
A weekly inspiration, courtesy of the Kiwanis Club of Scott's Valley
(distributed free by the Kiwanis Club of Rosemead, CA - rosemeadkiwanis.org )
May 30, 2010 Volume 15, Number 31
This is a special day to honor those who have fought and died to keep our country free. There are many kinds of remembrances - parades, speeches, wreath layings, flag salutes, and more. Many of these include that sound that never fails to bring tears to our eyes - the sound of the lonely bugle playing Taps.
But when was the last time you thought about the words of that song? It's worth taking just a minute to reflect on these words, reprinted below. They paint a picture of a fallen hero closing his eyes for the last time. And they remind us that, in the end, we return to the One who not only created us, but who also created the rights we so freely exercise in this country.
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. All of its Clubs are independently-run community service groups.
The Kiwanis Club of Scott's Valley normally meets at the Heavenly Café in Scott's Valley, CA, on Wednesdays at 7 am - see the Scott's Valley Kiwanis website @ http://svkiwanis.org for details; The Kiwanis Club of Rosemead normally meets on Thursdays at 12:10 in Rosemead, CA - see the Rosemead Kiwanis website @ http://rosemeadkiwanis.org for confirmation and directions. Visitors are welcome to join meetings of either club anytime.
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Neither the Scott's Valley or Rosemead Kiwanis Clubs make any representations as to the accuracy of quotes or actions attributed to named individuals; material selected for the Fax of Life comes from a variety of sources and is chosen based solely on its presumed inspirational value to readers.