Jill Weatherholt

Writing Stories of Love, Faith and Happy Endings While Enjoying the Journey

Heroes

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american flagOn Monday, May 27th we honor those who died defending the rights we have in the United States while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Although this weekend marks the start of summer fun, let us not forget the brave individuals who served in our military and gave their lives for our freedom.

Have a safe holiday. God Bless! ~ Jill

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.  ~ Theodore Roosevelt

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Author: Jill Weatherholt

My name is Jill Weatherholt and I’m a writer. I have a full-time job, but at night and on the weekend, I pursue my passion, writing. I write modern stories about love, friendship and forgiveness. I started this blog as a way to share my journey toward publication and to create a community for other new writers. Raised in the Washington, DC area, I’ve lived in Charlotte, North Carolina since 2004. I hold a degree in Psychology from George Mason University and a Certification in Paralegal Studies from Duke University. My first book, SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE, published by Harlequin Love Inspired released on February 21, 2017 and is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.com. I was the first place winner in the Dream Quest One Short Story Contest in the Winter 2014-2015 competition. In 2014, I placed second in Southern Writers Magazine Short Story Contest. I was also a top ten finalist in Southern Writers Magazine Short Story Contest in 2012 and 2013. I’m a 2010 and 2012 winner of the NaNoWriMo Contest. I love to connect readers, visit me at jillweatherholt.com

14 thoughts on “Heroes

  1. So true! I love those words by Roosevelt. Thanks for reminding us what is really important. I hope you have a wonderful weekend, Jill. 🙂

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  2. Thanks for sharing the Teddy Roosevelt speech. Well said. 🙂

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  3. Thank you for sharing this beautiful sentiment, Jill…

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  4. Memorial Day is full of sadness for many who lost loved ones. Growing up we all wore poppy flowers, the entire city, in commemoration of those brave souls who lost their lives in the wars. Unfortunately, for many today, its significance is lost and it is merely a holiday, first beach day, and BBQ day. In any event, I hope everyone has a great time, and hope it doesn’t rain!

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    • I love the idea of wearing poppy flowers, Terry. Yes, we often lose sight of the significance of the holiday with all of the activities and traveling. I hope you have a great holiday with no rain. 🙂 It’s cold here!

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  5. What a brilliant Roosevelt quote. Have a great weekend, Jill 😀

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  6. I bow to those who served to protect our country, to protect me.
    Have a great week-end, Jill.

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  7. Beautiful speech like pearls woven together. Thanks for the lovely post Jill. You too have a safe weekend. God bless.

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