Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day Quotes and Poems 2010

What is Memorial Day? It is not just a federal holiday in the U.S., but more importantly, the day that Americans remember the brave men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

And as the last Monday of May approaches, people eagerly await the different sales and deals that are happening around. They will also be busy with activities and perhaps getting free downloadable printables for the children.

But aside from those, it's time to also take a few moments to really commemorate the meaning of the holiday and thank those who have given their lives in the name of freedom.

Below are select Memorial Day quotes and poems that can share with your friends today.

Albert Einstein: "I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."

George Henry Boker:
Fold him in his country’s stars.
Roll the drum and fire the volley!
What to him are all our wars,
What but death bemocking folly?

Web Dubois: "The cost of liberty is less than the cost of repression."

Richard Hovey:
Our cheer goes back to them, the valiant dead!
Laurels and roses on their graves to-day,
Lilies and laurels over them we lay,
And violets o’er each unforgotten head.

Daniel Webster: "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."

Saint Augustine: "The purpose of all war is ultimately peace."