Memorial Day 2007

"The patriot's blood is the seed of Freedom's tree."
-- Thomas Campbell
"To them we have a solemn obligation."
-- Chester Nimitz
Seven-gun Salute
World War II Memorial Marine Corps War Memorial
Vietnam Women's Memorial Doughboy: Mansfield, MA
...over the White House USS Cole casualties
Viet Nam Memorial USS Arizona Memorial
New York City, 17 Sept 2001 Gettysburg Cemetery Gatehouse, 1863
Arlington National Cemetery

"Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices."
-- Harry S. Truman

"We are determined that before the sun sets on this terrible struggle, our flag will be recognized throughout the world as a symbol of freedom..."
-- George C. Marshall

"They fell, but o'er their glorious grave
Floats free the banner of the cause they died to save."
-- Francis Marion Crawford

"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty. "
-- J.F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address, January 20, 1961

"And I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free,
and I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me;
and I'll proudly stand next to him to defend her still today,
cuz there aint no doubt I love this land, God bless the USA."
-- Lee Greenwood

"...the simple majestic beauty of the open sea at sunset...tomorrow will offer possibilites just as grand...give thanks to...all...who gave their life so I could type this in still the free-ist country on this little blue-orb...Take time to thank one who served, or is serving, for at a moments notice they can be in harm's way."
-- SJW, online post, 2004