Friday, May 22, 2015

Paying Tribute

               Some favorite quotes I found for Memorial Day.

                      "The greatest glory of a freeborn people
                    is to transmit that freedom to their children."

                                                         William Havard

                            "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!"

                                                          Thomas William

                          "I have long believed that sacrifice is
                                   the pinnacle of patriotism."

                                                                    Bob Riley

             "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."

                                                             Joseph Campbell

               "The patriot's blood is the seed of Freedom's tree."

                                                       Thomas Campbell

                                  "The legacy of heroes is the memory
           of a great name and the inheritance of a great example."

                                                      Benjamin Disraeli

              "The dead soldier's silence sings our national anthem."

                                                         Aaron Kilbourn

                       "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."

                                                Norman Schwarzkopf

                   "Never was so much owed by so many to so few."

                                                      Winston Churchill

Thank you, Veterans.

Ella and Sam



  1. Thank you for your post.

  2. Such a beautiful post. Thank you for these words to remember this weekend...and always.

  3. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful tribute Ella.

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

  4. Thank you, Cat. I do not know why you needed positive thoughts and prayers, but I sent some to you anyway. Hope you are coping. I really do love your blog.

    your new friend, ella