“We do not know one promise these men made, one pledge they gave, one word they spoke; but we do know they summed up and perfected, by one supreme act, the highest virtues of men and citizens. For love of country they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and their virtue.”
– James A. Garfield. May 30, 1868 Arlington National Cemetery, First Commemoration Ceremony of Memorial Day.
We hope you will take a moment with us today to remember those who have sacrificed their lives for our country and our freedom. Today we celebrate them, and all those soldiers currently serving our country with strength and courage.
“The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.” – John F. Kennedy
“They are dead; but they live in each Patriot’s breast, And their names are engraven on honor’s bright crest.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow