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The True Meaning Of Memorial Day


It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived. — General George S. Patton

We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them.  — Francis A. Walker

Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.  — Daniel Webster

Decoration Day is the most beautiful of our national holidays…. The grim cannon have turned into palm branches, and the shell and shrapnel into peach blossoms.  — Thomas Bailey Aldrich

I have never been able to think of the day as one of mourning; I have never quite been able to feel that half-masted flags were appropriate on Decoration Day.  I have rather felt that the flag should be at the peak, because those whose dying we commemorate rejoiced in seeing it where their valor placed it.  We honor them in a joyous, thankful, triumphant commemoration of what they did.  — Benjamin Harrison

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12 Comments for “The True Meaning Of Memorial Day”

  1. Mr. Glenn– Thank you for this! You are a true patriot.

    Look for my Memorial tribute at 12:01 AM tonight/morning.

    Peace, Love, and Understanding–Elivs C

  2. ann

    Very nice tribute. Love the quotes

  3. RT @ahardrain: The True Meaning Of Memorial Day

  4. Funny, I just put up a memorial day post too – yours is wonderful. So good that you remembered what the day is, other than to grill and go to the beach!

  5. The True Meaning Of Memorial Day: (..we should thank God that such men lived….General George S. Patton)

  6. You have a handful of great quotes here. Your tribute is one of a kind!

  7. thanks for sharing your post

  8. I didn’t know you’re not only a naughty guy Glenn, but one hell of a patriotic man. Keep it up! :-)

    Beautiful tribute!

    Much love, peace and respect!

  9. Excellent Glenn. I expected nothing less.

    Have a terrific Memorial Day. Big hug. :)

  10. RT @eeordogh: The True Meaning Of Memorial Day: (..we should thank God that such men lived….General George S. Patton)

  11. Thank you for posting this

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