In Profound Gratitude

Memorial Grounds-8

 In Memory of Supreme Sacrifice for Country

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,
We will remember them.

“Ode of Remembrance” from Laurence Binyon’s poem, “For the Fallen” (1914)

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“The very soul of a nation is its heroes”

PFC Joel Ramirez-off the plane

Their sacrifices, their pain, their selfless courage must continue to burn like an eternal     flame in our memory.
                                                             Gen. Colin Powell

 

PFC Joel Ramirez carried home

When we mourn for such men who have died, ….we should thank God that such men were born.
                                                           Gen. George S. Patton Jr.

PFC Welcomed Home

If a nation is to be great, if a nation truly is to be the land of the free, that it also must be the home of the brave.
                                                              Gen. Paul X. Kelley

Military Honor Guard

“In visiting the graves and family, in reading the headstones and creating a mind’s vision of these veterans, they are all so much more than merely a listed name.”

Veteran Markers

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PFC Joel Ramirez-Memorial

We were soldiers once and young…Remember us.”

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 Flags Unfurled

For their sense of duty continues to preserve our past, safeguard our present, and sustain our future.

PFC Joel Ramirez-US flag

“We stand on the backs of their sacrifice. Their history is our tradition, as long as there are Americans to remember…”

In Profound Gratitude

Memorial Day
May 26, 2014

 

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My  Own Veteran Father

PT Boat-161 Skipper – WWII

John Edwin McElroy-gravesite marker

and his

Family Veterans

 

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3 Responses to In Profound Gratitude

  1. Bravo! My husband & I are U.S. Navy Veterans and our fathers, grandfathers & great grandfathers, etc… all served in both World Wars, The Civil War AND the American Revolutionary War. Thank you for the article & post. God Bless You & God Bless America! ~dfh

  2. Morguie says:

    A beautiful and honorable tribute here.

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