Saturday, May 26, 2012

Remembering those who died

"The willingness of some to give their lives so that others might live never fails to evoke in us a sense of wonder and mystery. One gets that feeling here on this hallowed ground, and I have known that same poignant feeling as I looked out across the rows of white crosses and Stars of David in Europe, in the Philippines, and the military cemeteries here in our own land. Each one marks the resting place of an American hero and, in my lifetime, the heroes of World War I, the Doughboys, the GI's of World War II or Korea or Vietnam. They span several generations of young Americans, all different and yet all alike, like the markers above their resting places, all alike in a truly meaningful way." 

-- Ronald Reagan
   Remarks at Memorial Day Ceremonies 
at Arlington National Cemetery
May 31, 1982


  1. Anyone who has ever been to cemetery at Normandy could never fail to be awed and overcome with emotion by what they've seen in front of them.

  2. We all need to be awed. Every day.


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