Memorial Day Tribute to the Unknown Soldiers

Tomb of the Unknown

Tomb of the Unknown

UNKNOWN PATRIOTS: In some cemeteries lie ten thousand, in others twenty thousand, of the men who died for the nation. An iron tablet records the name of the soldier and the battle in which he died. Often, alas! the record is merely that of “Unknown Soldier.” Over the graves floats the flag which those below loved so well. Nothing in America is more touching than her national cemeteries. So much brave young life given freely, that the nation might be saved! So much grateful remembrance of those who gave this supreme evidence of their devotion!

Normandy2Where’er we meet the friends once fondly cherished.
And hands all warm with old affection take,
Breathe ye with love the names of those who perished
And sleep in graves unknown for freedom’s sake.

 

Normandy Cemetery in France where they buried the Americans who gave their all saving Europe from the atrocities of Hitler, the Nazi's and their allies.

Normandy Cemetery in France where they buried the Americans who gave their all saving Europe from the atrocities of Hitler, the Nazi’s and their allies.

Peace! Let us mingle love’s sweet tears with pity’s
For those who bought the heritage we own,
Who gave their all, and in death’s silent cities
Have but the nameless epitaph, “Unknown”
Rest in peace, ye honored martyrs of liberty!

 

 

 

Tomb of the Unknown

Tomb of the Unknown

Alexanders may weep for more worlds to conquer; Caesars may wage bloody wars and bring subjugated princes to crown their triumphal entries into the “Eternal City”; Napoleons may sweep with the besom of destruction all Europe, from the Tuileries to the Kremlin;but all the treasure expended and all the blood spilled in winning their brilliant conquests, are not of so much worth in the sight of God as the humblest of your nameless lives freely offered in defense of your country. While the spirit that animated you shall dwell in the hearts of the people, our broad continent shall be your monument. “They died for their country’‘ shall be your noblest record on the pages of history.—Butterworth’s Young Folk’s History of America.

See also:
THE PATRIOTS REMEMBRANCES ON DECORATION (Memorial) DAY 1895
We The People Never Forget September 11, 2001
History of the Cross in America
For our Troops (Tribute)

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