In Memory of Valor and Sacrifice

Quote by John F. Kennedy Overlooking Arlington National Cemetery

Quote by John F. Kennedy
Overlooking Arlington National Cemetery

“Never in the history of the world has a country sacrificed more for the freedom and liberty of all.”

 

The Old Guard transports a flag-draped casket in full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery Army Photo

The Old Guard transports a flag-draped casket in full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery
U. S. Army Photo

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

 

Arlington Cemetery Memorial Day

Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery

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

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In Memory of their Sacrifice

Flag-draped American caskets on National Mall

 God Bless America and our Military

Helicopter flying in front of the Statue of Liberty, New York. Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement office of Air and Marine Interdiction provides airspace security over New York City.

Helicopter flying in front of the Statue of Liberty, New York. Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement office of Air and Marine Interdiction provides airspace security over New York City.

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“Their sense of duty continues to  preserve our past, safeguard our present, and sustain our future.” 

 

About Karen Evans

Advocate For Honoring Military Service
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8 Responses to In Memory of Valor and Sacrifice

  1. GP Cox says:

    An excellent tribute on this solemn and commemorative day!

  2. Karen Evans says:

    Thank you, GP. It is a day of poignant tribute for the sacrifice of so many.

  3. LAST FULL MEASURE OF DEVOTION LYRICS

    In the long and honored history of America
    There are names that shine like beacons in the night
    The Patriots whose vision gave us meaning
    Who kept the lamp of freedom burning bright

    In the long and honored history of America
    There are those that paid the last and final price
    Who were called upon by chance, or desperate circumstance
    To make the ultimate sacrifice

    A grateful nation bows its head in sorrow
    And in thanks for guaranteeing our tomorrow
    The last full measure of devotion
    That’s what they gave to the cause

    The last full measure of devotion
    And though they cannot hear our applause
    We honor them forever and keep alive their story
    Pay tribute to their lives and give them all the glory

    The last full measure of devotion
    Beyond the call of duty were their deeds
    The last full measure of devotion
    They gave themselves to serve the greater need

    And for those who did survive
    And came back home alive
    They join in praise of comrades who were slain
    And highly resolved, most highly resolved
    That these dead shall not have died in vain.

  4. Karen Evans says:

    A beautiful lyric of devotion to service for one’s country. Thank you for sharing on this appropriate day of remembrance, DH.

    • I hope you don’t mind, Karen~ I re-pressed your post to my blog. Unfortunately, today many Americans have little patience for the written word and are more about the photo proof & brief quote. Having said that, in my opinion~ In those Quotes. lie Wisdom. Thank you for your own ‘service’ to our nation with your blog, Karen. Those of us who have served in the Armed Forces could never have done so without the support of our family, friends and a strong sense of conviction! God Bless You & GOD BLESS AMERICA!

      • Karen Evans says:

        Thank you, Dorian, for the kind words. I gladly share my posts with others involved in honoring military service or for those who have served themselves.

        I hope I never fail to adequately produce heartfelt tributes and appreciation for veterans and I thank you for your military service, as well. God Bless America, indeed.

      • Thank you, Karen & God Bless You one Patriot to another!

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