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Memorial Day

Postby furface » Mon May 25, 2009 10:15 am

I thinks it is appropriate to reread this eloquent and powerful prose today. It is also very appropriate, regardless of your individual stance on war, to take a moment and honor the memory of those who have given that last full measure in defense of our nation. This address applies in spirit, in my quite humble opinion, to all servicemen regardless of allegiance who perished in conflicts around the world.

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation, so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate... we can not consecrate... we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government : of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Abraham Lincoln, November 19, 1863
Gettysburg, PA


Rest well, comrades; we honor both your sacrifice and your memory.
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Postby nimby » Mon May 25, 2009 10:56 am

Amen.

I watched an interesting documentary on pride last night about homosexual relationships amongst soldiers in WWII. Very enlightening, but very sad as well.

Bless them all.
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Postby nimby » Sun May 30, 2010 8:56 pm

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Re: Memorial Day

Postby Guinness Fan » Sun May 30, 2010 10:25 pm

Thanks Vets;

We should all remember;
It's the soldier, not the reporter who has given us
Freedom of the Press.
It's the soldier, not the poet, who has given us
Freedom of Speech.
It's the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us the
Freedom to Demonstrate.
It's the soldier, not the lawyer, who has given us the
Right to a Fair Trial.
It's the soldier who salutes the flag, serves under the flag and
whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who gives the protestor the right to burn the flag.
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Re: Memorial Day

Postby Rico » Fri May 25, 2012 10:29 pm

For those who never returned....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK0T4pVHP28
Amazing Grace sung by Leann Rimes. The video is good too...but at the end...."Happy Memorial Day?" I know they meant well, but when Grandma goes to take some flowers to Grandpa's grave, do you say to her, "Have fun at the cemetery"? Thanks to my friends at Blue Truck, Red State for pointing that out.

All the best and may every soldier today return home safely and soon!
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Re: Memorial Day

Postby nimby » Sun May 27, 2012 8:49 pm

God bless our soldiers!!!

He's Not Heavy He's My Brother by The Hollies...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0H9IoOlO80
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