And I’m proud to be an American,
where at least I know I’m free.
And I won’t forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me – Lee Greenwood
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 -John F. Kennedy
They fell, but o’er their glorious grave
Floats free the banner of the cause they died to save.
~Francis Marion Crawford
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
love leaves a memory no one can steal.
~From a headstone in Ireland
And I’m proud to be an American, Where at least I know I’m free. And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me – Lee Greenwood
Blow out, you bugles, over the rich Dead!
There’s none of these so lonely and poor of old,
But, dying, has made us rarer gifts than gold.
The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men – Minto J. Savage
But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for,
Is their monument to-day, and for aye.
~Thomas Dunn English
They saw their injured country’s woe;
The flaming town, the wasted field;
Then rushed to meet the insulting foe;
They took the spear, – but left the shield.