Over one hundred years ago, people began celebrating Memorial Day to honor our fallen heroes who fought to protect our freedom. It is with gratitude and reverence for the United States Armed Forces that we pass on these quotes from history.
Read a few of these quotes from throughout history and please keep all members of the United States Armed Forces in your thoughts and prayers this Memorial Day.
“I am oppressed with a sense of the impropriety of uttering words on this occasion […] If silence is ever golden, it must be beside the graves of fifteen-thousand men, whose lives were more significant than speech, and whose death was a poem the music of which can never be sung.”
James A. Garfield – Civil War General, Republican Congressman and 20th U.S. President
“The only men who want to go to war… are those who have never been in one”
General William Tecumseh Sherman, Union Army, 1864
“Among the men who fought in World War II, uncommon valor was a common virtue”
Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, 5 Star Admiral of the U.S. Navy
“It is easy to take our freedoms and liberties for granted…the very things that deserve our gratitude the most”
“In God We Trust
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 the freedom of speech.
It is the Soldier, not the politicians, that ensures our right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
It is the Soldier who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag.”
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From all of us at Mackoul & Associates, we wish you a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. Please, take a moment to remember what Memorial Day is really all about and say thank you to a Soldier or Veteran. (A huge THANK YOU from all the us at Mackoul & Associates to our CEO Robert E. Mackoul, who is a Decorated Vietnam Combat Veteran!)