Memorial Day

by Steve on May 25, 2007

Let us, then, at the time appointed gather around their sacred remains and garland the passionless mounds above them with the choicest flowers of spring-time; let us raise above them the dear old flag they saved from dishonor; let us in this solemn presence renew our pledges to aid and assist those whom they have left among us a sacred charge upon a nation’s gratitude, the soldier’s and sailor’s widow and orphan.
General John Logan, General Order No. 11, 5 May 1868

Often we do not observe the day as it should be, a day where we actively remember our ancestors, our family members, our loved ones, our neighbors, and our friends who have given the ultimate sacrifice.

Take a moment out of your day to honor and remember those who laid down their lives and freedom so that you might keep yours.

Sgt. Edward Taylor, Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion 3rd Infantry Regiment placing a flag in the ground during Arlington National Cemetery’s annual Flags In.
Photo by SGT Parker, US Army, The Old Guard.

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