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“It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us – that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion – that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain – that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom – and that government of the people, by the people , and for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” – Abraham Lincoln Continue reading
“Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday that is observed on the last Monday of May (observed this year on 2007-05-28). It was formerly known as Decoration Day. This holiday commemorates U.S. men and women who have died in military service to their country. It began first to honor Union soldiers who died during the American Civil War. After World War I, it expanded to include those who died in any war or military action. One of the longest standing traditions is the running of the Indianapolis 500, which has been held in conjunction with Memorial Day since 1911.” Continue reading
Memorial Day 2011 Fort Snelling National Cemetery
Remembering the Fallen, Caring for Those Left Behind. Freedom is not Free.
Image from Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis MN.
Memorial Day – Fort Snelling National Cemetery ~ Please consider spending some time on today remembering their sacrifice. Continue reading
Memorial Day ~ Remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice ~ Photo of the day. Continue reading
Memorial Day weekend is upon us, a time when Americans pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for the safety and security of our great nation. And as we reflect on our fallen heroes, we also honor our troops currently defending America and advancing freedom around the world. Continue reading