May 28, 2012The Brave Never Die – A Memorial Day Tribute
Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations, that we have forgotten, as a people, the cost of a free and undivided Republic.
~ General John A. Logan
They hover as a cloud of witnesses above this Nation.
~Henry Ward Beecher
Who kept the faith and fought the fight; The glory theirs, the duty ours.
The dead soldier’s silence sings our national anthem.
The brave die never, though they sleep in dust:
Their courage nerves a thousand living men.
~Minot J. Savage
On thy grave the rain shall fall from the eyes of a mighty nation!
~Thomas William Parsons
*Photographs from my grandfather’s photo collection. Quotations from an article on The Huffington Post.