Memorial Day 2017

Memorial Day 2017

“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, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

— Abraham Lincoln – Gettysburg Address, 1863

SOLDIERS

“It is the soldier , not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.  It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.  It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.  It is the  soldier, who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag”…

Fr. Dennis Edward O’Brien, USMC