Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. Photo by Carol M. Highsmith.
“Damn the wars but bless the soldier.” — T. L. Moffitt
From Wikimedia Commons: [“This picture is more than 40 years old and was taken at Arlington National Cemetery. There are similar grave yards around the USA and throughout Europe and the Pacific. Many of these people died in their 2nd decade of life, never to know another Christmas gathering with their loved ones. They did so that we might have our freedom and celebrations. Remember them on December 25.” (Taken from a slide)]
Photo credit: By inkknife_2000 (7.5 million views +) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons.
“They hover as a cloud of witnesses above this Nation.” — Henry Ward Beecher
I wish everyone a safe and happy Memorial Day.
Photo: American flags sit at the gravesides of service members on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., May 30, 2016 (Photo by Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz.)
“There are those will say that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind are nothing but a dream. They are right. It is the American Dream.”
— Archibald MacLeish
I hope that all my friends are having a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend. Please take a moment to remember the reason for tomorrow’s holiday — the good men and women who laid down their lives for our safety and freedoms. Godspeed and thank you to lost American soldiers.
For an outstanding short poem about the day’s true significance, please enjoy “Taps” by Major General Daniel Butterfield:
(I’d love to reprint it right here, but I am unaware of its copyright status.)