Saturday, May 25, 2013

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

"It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."

President Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 19 November 1863.

Duty, honor, country: Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying point to build courage when courage seems to fail, to regain faith when there seems to be little cause for faith, to create hope when hope becomes forlorn.

General MacArthur's Thayer Award Speech -- Duty, Honor, Country 12 May 1962.

"Let us not mourn for the men who have died fighting, but rather let us be glad that such heroes have lived.”

A Soldier's Prayer by General George S. Patton, Jr.

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