Worldwide Heroism
 

 

Oise-Aisne, France

6,012 Amercan Soldiers

 

 

Rhone, France

861 American Soldiers

 

 

Somme, France

1,844 American Soldiers

 

 

Brookwood, England

468 American Soldiers

 
REMEMBER

 

I'd like to wish everyone a happy Memorial Day and ask that you take a few moments this weekend to honor those who have fallen on the field of battle to preserve our freedoms. At the right and left, you can see our honored soldiers interred around the world and honored by those they liberated. Below is a collection of my favorite quotes to commemorate the day, including an incredible poem at the end written by a 3rd grader

 

Please take the time to watch the video. It includes 150 photographs. two songs, and nine minutes out of your day. The second song is an incredible version of Amazing Grace sung by a seven year old! I hope it's a fitting tribute to those that have given all for king and country.

 

 

Our young friends -- yes, young friends, for in our hearts you will always be young, full of the love that is youth, love of life, love of joy, love of country -- you fought for your country and for its safety and for the freedom of others with strength and courage. We love you for it. We honor you. And we have faith that, as He does all His sacred children, the Lord will bless you and keep you, the Lord will make His face to shine upon you and give you peace, now and forever more.

-- Ronald Reagan --

 

 

I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

-- Abraham Lincoln --

 

 

I have never been able to think of the day as one of mourning; I have never quite been able to feel that half-masted flags were appropriate on Decoration Day. I have rather felt that the flag should be at the peak, because those whose dying we commemorate rejoiced in seeing it where their valor placed it. We honor them in a joyous, thankful, triumphant commemoration of what they did.

-- Benjamin Harrison --

 

 

I consider it no sacrifice to die for my country. In my mind, we came here to thank God that men like these have lived rather than to regret that they have died.

-- General George S. Patton --

 

 

... It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom ...

-- Abraham Lincoln --

 

 

Beyond these quiet hills, across that special bridge, is a city of monuments dedicated to visionary leaders and singular moments in the life of our Republic. But it is here, on this hallowed ground, where we choose to build a monument to a constant thread in the American character — the truth that our nation endures because it has always been home to men and women who are willing to give their all, and lay down their very lives, to preserve and protect this land that we love.

-- Barack Obama --

 

 

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 --

 

 

I think about the people that fought in the wars,
some have died to keep us free.

 

I think about the men and women,
Who saved lives on land and at sea.

 

I look at the monuments,
In memory of the brave.

 

I help plant red flowers
At my grandfather's grave.

 

At the parade, I see flags flying,
Red, white and blue.

 

I watch rows of different uniforms,
Navy, white and brown too.

 

The soldiers salute with pride.

 

Memorial Day remembers and honors
those who have died.

 

-- Incredibly written by a third grader! --

 

 

 

Worldwide Heroism
 

 

Aisne-Marne, France

2,289 American Soldiers

 

 

Brittany, France

4,410 American Soldiers

 

 

Cambridge, England

3,812 American Soldiers

 

 

Henri-Chapelle, France

7,992 American Soldiers

 
REMEMBER