Thursday, May 26, 2011

Memorial Day

It is important that we honor those who serve and protect us.

And I'm proud to be an American,
where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me. ~  Lee Greenwood
For love of country
they accepted death. ~ James A. Garfield
Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory,
nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds,
yet will their remembrance be as lasting
as the land they honored. ~ Daniel Webster
With the tears a Land hath shed
Their graves should ever be green. ~ Thomas B. Aldrich
And they who for their country die
shall fill an honored grave,
for glory lights the soldiers' tomb
and beauty weeps the brave. ~ Joseph Drake

But the freedom that they fought for,
and the country grand they wrought for,
is their monument today and for aye. ~ Thomas Dunn English
Perform, then, this one act of remembrance before this Day passes-
Remember there is an army of defense and advance
that never dies and never surrenders,
but is increasingly recruited from the eternal sources
of the American spirit and from
the generations of American youth. ~ W.J. Cameron

Never Forget, Ever Honor.


5 comments:

A Perfect Setting said...

What awesome quotes, such a wonderful post for this weekend!! So neat that you live in the same town as Hal Moore. I will tell Cammie (if she hasn't already seen your comment). Thanks for visiting and for sharing your beautiful Memorial Day tribute!!

Susan said...

Thank you so much. Auburn and our university, Auburn University is very patriotic.
I remember when Gen. Moore's wife, Julie, died her obituary was amazing. So many of us never knew how influential she was in the family side of the military.

A Perfect Setting said...

I did get your email, thanks, I forwarded it on to Cammie. You will probably hear from her soon, I'm sure she is interested--if she forgets, let me know, I would be interested in seeing it myself!! Thanks so much!

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Jo said...

Never Forget!...love this post,thank you for being a true patriot.
Happy 4th of July!
~Jo
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