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Sunday Quotations: May 29, 2011

2011 May 29
by Sarah

Tomorrow is Memorial Day here in the U.S. of A., and as such I thought I’d post a selection of quotes that reflect more than just cookouts, swimming, and the unofficial beginning of summer.

Future years will never know the seething hell and the black infernal background, the countless minor scenes and interiors of the secession war; and it is best they should not. The real war will never get in the books. — Walt Whitman

The story of America’s quest for freedom is inscribed on her history in the blood of her patriots. — Randy Vader

Freedom of speech and freedom of action are meaningless without freedom to think. And there is no freedom of thought without doubt. — Bergen Evans

Soldier, rest! Thy warfare o’er,
Sleep the sleep that knows not breaking,
Dream of battled fields no more.
Days of danger, nights of waking.
— Sir Walter Scott

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. — From a headstone in Ireland

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. — Joseph Campbell

Your silent tents of green
We deck with fragrant flowers;
Yours has the suffering been,
The memory shall be ours.
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored. — Daniel Webster


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