Tag: Memorial Day

Quotes May 27, 2019

Memorial Day isn’t just about honoring veterans, its honoring those who lost their lives. Veterans had the fortune of coming home. For us, that’s a reminder of when we come home we still have a responsibility to serve. It’s a continuation of service that honors our country and those who fell defending it.”
Pete Hegseth
These fallen heroes represent the character of a nation who has a long history of patriotism and honor – and a nation who has fought many battles to keep our country free from threats of terror. Michael N. Castle
“The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.”
Jeff Miller
“On Memorial Day, I don’t want to only remember the combatants. There were also those who came out of the trenches as writers and poets, who started preaching peace, men and women who have made this world a kinder place to live.”
Eric Burdon
Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.
James Bryce
“Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.”
George Washington

Military May 28, 2018

By Lisa Ferdinando DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Selva Honors Military Survivor Families for Strength, Bravery
By Shannon Collins DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Afghanistan, Vietnam Wars Bring Survivors Together Through Tragedy Assistance

By James Barber: Women Face Down Their Post-Military Challenges in ‘Served Like a Girl’
The Passive Voice: Memorial Day Videos, Before the Civil War, The Last Letter of Major Sullivan Ballou

Before the Civil War, there were no national cemeteries, no processes for identifying the dead in the battle. There weren’t any dog tags, and there was no next-of-kin notification. You didn’t necessarily even hear what the fate of your loved ones had been. It was up to their comrades to write and inform you.
Drew Gilpin Faust