Mimsy Were the Borogoves

Editorials: Where I rant to the wall about politics. And sometimes the wall rants back.

Memorial Day—Thank you

Jerry Stratton, May 28, 2012

Cemetary at Colleville-sur-mer, France

“The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here; while 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.”

Note: the text is from Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address during the Civil War; the image is from the World War II Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial at Colleville-sur-Mer in Normandy.

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