5/30/2010

Memorial Day - A Tribute

The Gettysburg Address

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.



Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived, and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met here on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of it as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.



But in a larger sense we can not dedicate - we can not consecrate - we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled, here, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember, what we say here, but can never forget what they did here.



It is for us, the living, rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they have, thus far, so nobly carried on. 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 here gave the last full measure of devotion - that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation shall have a new birth of freedom; and that this government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth



To all those who have served, continue to serve and will serve. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

15 comments:

Angel and Kirby said...

This is a beautiful Memorial tribute to those that served, continue to serve and will serve!

Brian said...

That really was a beautiful tribuate!

Simba said...

So very well said, Mr Hendrix. We cannot thank those who have served and will serve enough. A very beautiful tribute.

William said...

Amen.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Happy Memorial Day

Derby, Ducky said...

Beautiful tribute.

Katnip Lounge said...

To All who have served, we salute you. A wonderful tribute.

Khyra, Khousin Merdie, And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Fur a khat, woo pawed an inkhredible post!

So much truth in those words from sooooooo many years ago!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra & Khousin Merdie

The Island Cats said...

What a wonderful Memorial Day post, Henndrix!! Happy Memorial Day to all of you!

The Paw Relations said...

Happy Memorial Day!

The Creek Cats said...

Happy Memorial Day, furiends!

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

That is a great tribute.
Happy Memorial Day!
-JB

Ayla and Iza, said...

That was very very nice...

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

That was lovely Mr. Hendrix!! Thanks for sharing it with us!! Happy Memorial Day to you and your family!!
Your TX furiends,

Lynx217 said...

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