Monday, May 28, 2007

Remember The Fallen

Please say a prayer today for those brave souls who gave the lives in the service of our country on this Memorial Day, no matter where it happened: Bunker Hill, Antietam, Normandy, Iwo Jima, Inchon, Vietnam, Iraq or the World Trade Center.

We are a free nation because of them, and we should never forget the sacrifices they made. Too often it is easy to forget them. Please also remember those loved ones they left behind.

May God bless each and every one of our fallen heroes.

These heroes are dead. They died for liberty - they died for us. They are at rest. They sleep in the land they made free, under the flag they rendered stainless, under the solemn pines, the sad hemlocks, the tearful willows, and the embracing vines. They sleep beneath the shadows of the clouds, careless alike of sunshine or of storm, each in the windowless Place of Rest. Earth may run red with other wars - they are at peace. In the midst of battle, in the roar of conflict, they found the serenity of death. I have one sentiment for soldiers living and dead: cheers for the living; tears for the dead. ~Robert G. Ingersoll

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