A healthful hunger for a great idea is the beauty and blessedness of life.
A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body - the wishbone.
Your silent tents of green
We deck with fragrant flowers;
Yours has the suffering been,
The memory shall be ours.
He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man.
For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.
Memorial Day this year is especially important as we are reminded almost daily of the great sacrifices that the men and women of the Armed Services make to defend our way of life.
137 years later, Memorial Day remains one of America's most cherished patriotic observances. The spirit of this day has not changed - it remains a day to honor those who died defending our freedom and democracy.
A horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.
What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
The modern patriotism, the true patriotism, the only rational patriotism is loyalty to the Nation all the time, loyalty to the Government when it deserves it.
Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten, as a people, the cost of a free and undivided republic.
Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.
There is no death, only a change of worlds.
They hover as a cloud of witnesses above this Nation.
Those we love don't go away, they sit beside us every day.
I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.
Decoration Day is the most beautiful of our national holidays.... The grim cannon have turned into palm branches, and the shell and shrapnel into peach blossoms.
The patriot's blood is the seed of Freedom's tree.
Life is eternal; and love is immortal; and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
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