Heroes are ordinary people with hearts of steel. Their courage, determination, and will power make them rise as sentinels of peace and liberty. On this Memorial Day, salute those brave hearts who lay down their life defending the nation.
It could have been your neighbor’s son, or daughter. When a mother loses a child in battle, she never forgets her loss.
You can choose your mode of expression. Some like to host Memorial Day weekend parties to celebrate life. Others attend Memorial Day service and parades to express their solidarity. Here are some beautiful and powerful words to remember those who have sacrificed so much for our Liberty. May we never forget their sacrifice. God Bless America.
The dead soldier’s silence sings our national anthem.
John A. Logan:
Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations, that we have forgotten, as a people, the cost of a free and undivided Republic.
John F. Kennedy:
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
Freedom of speech and freedom of action are meaningless without freedom to think. And there is no freedom of thought without doubt.
Thomas Bailey Aldrich:
The grim cannon have turned into palm branches, and the shell and shrapnel into peach blossoms.
With the tears a Land hath shed.
Their graves should ever be green.
And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier’s tomb, and beauty weeps the brave.
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain:
Heroism is latent in every human soul. However humble or unknown, they (the veterans) have renounced what are accounted pleasures and cheerfully undertaken all self-denials; privations, toils, dangers, sufferings, sicknesses, mutilations, life-long hurts and losses, death itself? For some great good, dimly; seen but dearly held.
Quotations credit. Simran Khurana, About.com