Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day

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Memorial Day Weekend traditionally marks the beginning of summer. However, during your upcoming celebrations, stop and think about the true meaning of the day, which is to honor those who in uniform who have given what Lincoln called "the last full measure of devotion."

Unlearned Lesson

Memorial Day
Of every year
The little valiant
Flags appear
On every fallen
Soldier's grave--
Symbol of what
Each died to save.
And we who see
And still have breath--
Are we no wiser
For their death?

~Dorothy Brown Thompson~

7 comments:

The CEO said...

Amen, Wicked, Amen.

whatlizsaid.com said...

I could not agree more. We went to the Memorial Day concert on the Capital Lawn this evening and it was so incredibly moving.

Memorial Day isn't just the beginning of pool season.

D.C. Confidential said...

Amen!

Erik said...

Well put.

I have an entry on my blog of Mark Twain's "War Prayer". It is a video rendition with hand-drawn animation and I have a link to the text, if you would like.

I offer it up as you appear to be of like mind.

You can find it here:

http://search4beauty.blogspot.com/2008/05/war-prayer.html

Erik said...

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cube said...

Hear. Hear. Albeit belatedly.

virgomonkey said...

Beautiful!