Not for fame or reward, not for place or for rank, not lured by ambition or goaded by necessity, but in simple obedience to duty as they understood it.
–Inscription on the Confederate Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.
It’s important to remember that Memorial Day is a day set aside to honor American men and women who died while serving our country.
We remember those who have given their lives in defense of our country. We will never forget you. We will always honor you and your sacrifice.
Fading light dims the sight
And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright
From afar drawing nigh,
Falls the night.
Day is done, gone the sun
From the hills, from the lake, from the sky
All is well, safely rest;
God is nigh.
Then goodnight, peaceful night;
Till the light of the dawn shineth bright.
God is near, do not fear,
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