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In Memoriam.

29 May

APTOPIX Memorial Day California

 

Listen, on the wind.

The clarion bugle call

Echoes of men marching in step

Voices calling through the ether of time:  “Send Me”

 

Wherever the weak are threatened by evil, “Send Me”

Wherever the land of the innocent is overtaken by aggression, “Send Me”

Wherever innocents are sent to their deaths by madness, “Send Me”

Whenever Liberty is threatened, “Send ME”

 

And so sent they have been

Time after time.  Again and Again.

A Nation blessed by Heroes from among her Men

 

Wherever they have fallen

Their bodies return

Homeward to a Thankful Nation

To an honored place interred

 

It is for this reason we pause on this day

And give thanks for the sacrifices made

Never forget the eternal price they paid

 

“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.”

– President Abraham Lincoln

Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863

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