Memorial Day 2015

“As America celebrates Memorial Day, we pay tribute to those who have given their lives in our nation's wars.”  John M. McHugh  

 

“We who are left how shall we look again Happily on the sun or feel the rain Without remembering how they who went Ungrudgingly and spent Their lives for us loved, too, the sun and rain?” Wilfred Wilson Gibson

 

“The story of America's quest for freedom is inscribed on her history in the blood of her patriots.” Randy Vader

 

“Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.”  James Bryce

 

“We need to restore the full meaning of that old word, duty.  It is the other side of rights.“ Pearl Buck

 

“I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.” John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

 

“I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism.” Bob Riley

 

“Personal honor is the mortar that holds the bricks of life in place.”   Stephen Covey 

 

“A person has honor when he, or she, hold themselves to an ideal of personal conduct though it is inconvenient, unprofitable, or even dangerous to do so. “ Walter Lippmann

 

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. “ Joseph Campbell

 

“Better than honor and glory, and History's iron pen, was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellow-men.”   Richard Watson Gilder (1844-1909)

 

“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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