Memorial Day

Memorial Day remains one of America's most cherished patriotic observances. The spirit of this day has not changed - it remains a day to honor those who died defending our freedom and democracy. - Doc Hastings

They fell, but o?er that glorious grave
Floats free the banner of the cause they died to save. - Francis Marion Crawford

The bravest thing you can do when you are not brave is to profess courage and act accordingly. - Corra Harris

We must be prepared to make heroic sacrifices for the cause of peace that we make ungrudgingly for the cause of war. There is no task that is more important or closer to my heart. - Albert Einstein

Spirit, that made those heroes dare
To die, and leave their children free,
Bid Time and Nature gently spare
The shaft we raise to them and thee. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier?s tomb, and beauty weeps the brave. - Joseph Rodman Drake

Your silent tents of green
We deck with fragrant flowers;
Yours has the suffering been,
The memory shall be ours. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

On thy grave the rain shall fall from the eyes of a mighty nation! - Thomas William Parsons

The patriot?s blood is the seed of Freedom?s tree. - Thomas Campbell

Our battle-fields, safe in the keeping
Of Nature?s kind, fostering care,
Are blooming, - our heroes are sleeping, -
And peace broods perennial there. - Silas Wier Mitchell

The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example. - Benjamin Disraeli

Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong. - James Bryce

But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for,
Is their monument to-day, and for aye. - Thomas Dunn English