memorial at u.s. capitol
“great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”
photo credit: reuters, carlos barria
waking up to a red white and blue sky
on this memorial day weekend
remembering those brave souls who sacrificed everything
never to see a morning sky again.
“unless we remember we cannot understand.”
-E. M. Forster
“since it is not granted to us to live long,
let us transmit to posterity some memorial that we have at least lived.”
e. joseph cossman
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Your silent tents of green
We deck with fragrant flowers
Yours has the suffering been,
The memory shall be ours.
-henry wadsworth longfellow
(from decoration day)
He has a way with words and reminds us
that while our soldiers may have suffered and paid the ultimate price,
it is our duty to remember them.
– your silent tents of green
we deck with fragrant flowers
yours has the suffering been,
the memory shall be ours.
– henry wadsworth longfellow
arlington national cemetery