Just a reminder of why today is a holiday. It’s not to barbecue:
— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) May 22, 2015
Over a million men and women have sacrificed their lives to keep this nation free. Take some time off today to acknowledge the sacrifice they made for you, for me, for everyone. There are children who will never see their fathers again, parents who will never see their children again, parts of families and communities ripped out, never to be replaced.
Just in case you thought Memorial Day was another excuse to get drunk or cook out! pic.twitter.com/N4ty7VINad
— #AskElissia Vids ❤️ (@She_is_AmaXing) May 24, 2015
They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England’s foam.
-Laurence Binyon, Ode of Remembrance
— Ron Fournier (@ron_fournier) May 23, 2015