“Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.” Anonymous
On Memorial Day we remember all those in the military who sacrificed their lives throughout our nation’s history in pursuit of peace. In turbulent times peace came with a price, an expensive price.
Over 51,000 soldiers died @ the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863.
“The muffled drums sad roll has beat the soldiers last tattoo, no more on life’s parade shall meet that brave and fallen few.”
“Courage is a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die.” G.K. Chesterton
On Memorial Day we honor the courage of the fallen…
“Forward! For God’s sake forward!” Major General John F. Reynolds
This beloved Union general was killed shortly after leading his troops into the fray on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg.
May all those who sacrificed their lives for peace throughout history (Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWII and onward) rest in peace in the forever now.
“Day is done.
Gone the sun.
From the sea, from the land, from the sky.
All is well.
Rest in peace,
God is nigh!”
(Traditional Taps lyrics)