Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

EDITORIAL ; Thoughts for Memorial Day 2016

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

EDITORIAL ; Thoughts for Memorial Day 2016

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"And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier's tomb, and beauty weeps the brave. Joseph Rodman Drake

"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

"For love of country, they accepted death.

President James A. Garfield

"America is hope. It is compassion. It is excellence. It is valor.

-- Paul Tsongas

"A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.

-- Joseph Campbell

"The dead soldier's silence sings our national anthem.

-- Aaron Kilbourn

"In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt

"The brave die never, though they sleep in dust:

Their courage nerves a thousand living men.

-- Minot J. Savage

"The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.

-- Benjamin Disraeli

"And I'm proud to be an American,

Where at least I know I'm free. …

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