- 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.
- 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