Thursday, May 12, 2005

Memorial Day Quotes (Decoration Day)

They fell, but o'er their glorious grave Floats free the banner of the cause they died to save. ~Francis Marion Crawford The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men. ~Minot J. Savage But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for, Is their monument to-day, and for aye. ~Thomas Dunn English 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 Drake How sleep the brave, who sink to rest, By all their country's wishes blest! When Spring, with dewy fingers cold, Returns to deck their hallow'd mould, She there shall dress a sweeter sod Than Fancy's feet have ever trod. By fairy hands their knell is rung, There Honour comes, a pilgrim gray, To bless the turf that wraps their clay; And Freedom shall awhile repair, To dwell, a weeping hermit, there. ~William Collins The patriot's blood is the seed of Freedom's tree.  ~Thomas Campbell 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 Ba

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