Veteran’s Day


  • For love of country they accepted death… ~James A. Garfield

It is nice to be off with a paid federal holiday but at the same time today is bittersweet because what happened at Fort Hood and because I think about all the soldiers who are deployed and those who come back with a small piece of themselves missing.  It isn’t simply a day off but a day of remembrance.

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  • 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
  • The patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree ~Thomas Campbell
  • These martyrs of patriotism gave their lives for an idea. ~Schuyler Colfax
  • We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them. ~Francis A. Walker
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