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It’s Memorial Day

By Wyatt Earp | May 31, 2010

The Normandy American Cemetery. 9,387 Americans are buried here.

During your travels today, please remember all of those who died in the service of this great country. We owe them a debt we can never repay.

And if you know a vet, please take the time to say thank you.

Topics: The Troops | 13 Comments »

13 Responses to “It’s Memorial Day”

  1. Jon Brooks Says:
    May 31st, 2010 at 11:37 am

    God Bless our men and women in uniform, God bless those who have made the ultimate sacrifice from Lexington to Kandahar, and may He hold them all gently in the palm of His hand.

  2. Rides A Pale Horse Says:
    May 31st, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Just my little contribution to the memory of our fallen. May they rest in peace in the loving arms of the one true God.

  3. Rick Says:
    May 31st, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    Thank God for our military.

  4. Dennis Says:
    May 31st, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    The poem specifically applies to our British brothers, but I think it applies to all of us:

    For The Fallen

    With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
    England mourns for her dead across the sea.
    Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of spirit,
    Fallen in the cause of the free.

    Solemn the drums thrill: Death august and royal
    Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres.
    There is music in the midst of desolation
    And a glory that shines upon our tears.

    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 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.

    But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
    Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
    To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
    As the stars are known to the Night;

    As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
    Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain,
    As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
    To the end, to the end, they remain.

    Laurence Binyon (1869-1943)

  5. Glenn Mark Cassel AMH1(AW) USN Ret. Says:
    May 31st, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    You are all welcome. Service Gladly Rendered.
    And take time to read Flanders Fields. It fits at this time of year also.

  6. Dannytheman Says:
    May 31st, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    9300 in the days surrounding Normandy’s invasion versus the 4000 since the Iraq/Afghanistan wars began. Perspective….Perspective.

    God bless our troops and the men and woman who have heeded, or volunteered for the calling.

    Semper Paratus, brothers and sisters!

  7. The MaryHunter Says:
    May 31st, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    The sight of that Normandy memorial cemetery always gives me chills. IT reminds me of Reagan, too. He knew how to honor our fallen heroes.

    God bless them all, and their families.

  8. Old NFO Says:
    May 31st, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    Thanks for remembering Wyatt…

  9. Fenway_Nation Says:
    May 31st, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    I really have nothing further to add.

  10. JeffT Says:
    May 31st, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Marched in the Parade in Doylestown representing the Travis Manion Foundation. I am so thankful for all our brothers and sisters that choose to wear the Uniform.

  11. Wyatt Earp Says:
    May 31st, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Thanks, folks. Terrific comments, all.

  12. Ferrell Gummitt Says:
    June 1st, 2010 at 10:12 am

    I thanked my father-in-law on Sunday for serving in Vietnam. Three years on the lines experiencing total madness.

    Also went to the grave of my Great-Aunt Margaret who was a nurse in WW II and actually treated some of the men from the invasion of Normandy. She died two years ago at the age of 91 and was a volunteer nurse to the end at the hospital in Elgin.

    Thank you Vets one and all for serving our country and reminding us that freedom is never free.

  13. metoo Says:
    June 1st, 2010 at 10:38 am

    We honor those who gave the last full measure of devotion for our country.