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Memorial Day

Posted in Philosophy by Michael LaBossiere on May 25, 2009

Words are a small thing compared to what you sacrificed, but thanks to all those who have given their lives for our country.

It is up to us, the living, to make sure that their sacrifices have not been in vain. This is done by remembering them and doing our part to make our country worthy of what they did.

When I was in college, I remember seeing a plaque commemorating alumni who had died in war. The following line was on the plaque and it has always stuck with me:

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.


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  1. magus71 said, on May 26, 2009 at 11:38 am

    Thanks, Mike.

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