It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle. ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
These heroes are dead. They died for liberty-they died for us. They are at rest. They sleep in the land they made free, under the flag they rendered stainless, under the solemn pines, the sad hemlocks, the tearful willows and the embracing vines. They sleep beneath the shadows of the clouds, careless alike of sunshine or of storm, each in the windowless place of rest. Earth may run red with other wars-they are at peace. In the midst of battle, in the roar of conflict, they found the serenity of death. I have one sentiment for soldiers living and dead: cheers for the living; tears for the dead. ~ Robert G. Ingersoll
The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it. ~ Thucydides
...Thank you to the men and women-past, present and future-who believe in faith and country..who defend against all forms of persecution, prejudice and pandemonium..who sacrifice without question or complaint..so that we may sleep soundly, speak freely, and live without fear. A special thank you to my hero ~ for service and valor 20 years strong.
May we always remember what we fight to protect.