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Quotes for Memorial Day 2014

“The brave die never, though they sleep in dust:
Their courage nerves a thousand living men.”
–Minot J. Savage

“Valor grows by daring, fear by holding back.”
–Publilius Syrus

“The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.”
–Benjamin Disraeli

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

“Hushed are their battle-fields,
ended their marches.
Deaf are their ears to the drumbeat
of mourn—
Rise from the sod, ye fair columns
and arches!
Tell their bright deeds to the ages
–Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Bravery never goes out of fashion”
–William Makepeace

“And each man stands with his face in the light of his own drawn sword. Ready to do what a hero can.”
–Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“Is't death to fall for Freedom's right?
He's dead alone who lacks her light!”
–Thomas Campbell

“Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.”
–Billy Graham

“For love of country they accepted death.”
–James A. Garfield

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

“Spirit, that made those heroes dare,
To die, and leave their children free,
Bid Time and Nature gently spare
The shaft we raise to them and thee.”
–Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The stone statues of the abstract
Union Soldier
grow slimmer and younger each
–Robert Lowell

“Now we spread roses,
Over your tomb—
We who sent you
To your doom.”
–Langston Hughes

“With the tears a Land hath shed
Their graves should ever be green.”
–Thomas Bailey Aldrich

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