Carol Platt Liebau: Some Memorial Day Thoughts

Monday, May 30, 2005

Some Memorial Day Thoughts

Naturally, today, our thoughts and prayers turn to the soldiers who have sacrificed their lives for the freedom and security of the United States of America -- and to their families, who share in that sacrifice.

Here are some must-read thoughts for Memorial Day.

And here is one of the greatest soldier's memorial poems of all time -- "In Flanders Field." It reminds us that our glorious war dead cannot rest if we break faith with them and with the causes for which they gave their lives.

2 Comments:

Blogger David said...

"In Flanders Fields"--well-noted.

I posted that today along Moina Michael's now less-well-known response to "In Flanders Fields," her pledge to keep faith with those slain in service, "We Shall Keep the Faith," which plainly states a committment all too many cannot (or will not) echo today.

9:36 AM  
Blogger cookie jill said...

I prefer to note Mark Twain's
"The War Prayer"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_War_Prayer_(story)

1:03 PM  

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