Memorial Day
American National Moment
Of Remembrance

Memorial Day, American National Moment of Remembrance

Memorial Day

Memorial Day isn't just a day for picnics with hotdogs and potato salad. Memorial Day is a day to honor the war dead, also. It's a day of remembrance, of meditation of all who sacrificed their lives for the freedom we enjoy today.

May 30, 1868 was the official date given by the commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, General John Logan. On this day the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers were honered at the Arlington National Cemetery.
On May, 1966, President Lyndon Johnson, made Waterloo, N.Y. the official birthplace for Memorial Day.

It is not the critic who counts;
not the man who points out how
the strong man stumbled, or where
the doer of deeds could have done
better. The credit belong to the
man who is actually in the arena;
whose face is marred by dust and
sweat and blood; who strives
valiantly; who errs and comes
short again and again; who
knows the great enthusiasms,
the great devotions, and
spends himself in a worthy cause;
who at the best knows in the
end the triumph of high
achievement; and who at the
worst, if he fails, at least
fails while daring greatly;
so that his place shall never
be with those cold and timid
souls who know neither victory
nor defeat.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Recommended books or films:
The Thin Red Line, Patton, Tora! Tora! Tora!,
The Longest Day, Born on the Fourth of July,
Black Hawk Down, The Deer Hunter,
Uncommon Valor, A Farewell to Arms,
The Patriot, The Dawn Patrol, Red Dawn,
A Bright Shining Lie, Sands of Iwo Jima,
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse,
Bridge on the River Kwai, Behind Enemy Lines,
Saving Private Ryan, Escape from Afghanistan,
The Killing Fields, The Story of G.I. Joe,
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, Platoon,
Good Morning Vietnam, Twelve O'Clock High,
Apocalypse Now,

American Revolution
American Civil
Spanish American War
World War I
World War II
Korean War
Vietnam War
Persian Gulf War
Iraq War

Are they dead that yet speak louder than
we can speak, and a more universal language?
Are they dead that yet act? Are they dead
that yet move upon society and inspire the
people with nobler motives
and more heroic patriotism?
- Memorial Day Quote by Henry Ward Beecher

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.
- Memorial Day Quote by Robert G. Ingersoll

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A Collection
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Memorial Day
American National
Moment of Remembrance


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Memorial Day, American National Moment of Remembrance


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