Friday, May 22, 2015
Some favorite quotes I found for Memorial Day.
"The greatest glory of a freeborn people
is to transmit that freedom to their children."
"Welcome, not to mourn our dead soldiers,
but to praise them."
Francis A. Walker
"On thy grave the rain shall fall
from the eyes of a mighty nation!"
"I have long believed that sacrifice is
the pinnacle of patriotism."
"They hover as a cloud of witnesses above this nation."
Henry Ward Beecher
"A hero is someone who has given his or her life
to something bigger than oneself."
"The patriot's blood is the seed of Freedom's tree."
"The legacy of heroes is the memory
of a great name and the inheritance of a great example."
"The dead soldier's silence sings our national anthem."
"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
"It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle.
It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle."
"Never was so much owed by so many to so few."
Thank you, Veterans.
Ella and Sam