"But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
- The Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln
This day of rememberance holds a high place of honor in my heart.
Every year it grows dearer amd dearer to me as I grow older and my heart can more fully comprehend the depth of sacrifice by the men and women who have died so that others might be free.
It is for us the living to honor their memory with the best of our ability, to keep their families and loved ones in prayer, and to continue to hold the liberty they paid for in the highest regard.
Especially rememberin my friends:
Lance Corporal Dustin Canham
Specialist Joseph White
Your memory is ever in our thoughts and your family is ever in our prayers