It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.” -General George S. Patton

We must remember those who died for the life of others. Those who have shown ultimate love for their country, and for freedom. Patriotism has known no better definition. Liberty no better devotion. Death for hardly a greater purpose.

Abraham Lincoln said the following words of those who fought and died at Gettysburg, June 1st, 1865. Words that still ring true for all of those who died for liberty:

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate — we can not consecrate – we can not hallow — this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. 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 — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” -Abraham Lincoln, 1865, Gettysburg Address.

It doesn’t matter who you are, what you do, where you live, race, creed or kind; we all recognize and respect those who fought for a greater cause than their own.  And as Lincoln recognizes, this is unfinished work. We must all at one time or another, no matter how great or small, fight for a greater cause.We must all at one point proclaim for liberty. Let us remember those who served, and are serving. I give to them my thanks and gratitude.

Spirit, that made those heroes dare
To die, and leave their children free,
Bid Time and Nature gently spare
The shaft we raise to them and thee.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson



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  1. Thank you for posting this.


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