"For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth." ~ Deuteronomy14:2

Monday, May 31, 2010

Anonymous Letter Left At The Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier, Memorial Day 2010
Upon this day of poignant reflection, we are humbled by your sacrifice; No measure of recompense doth any possess which may serve to satisfice- Our very liberty hath been your precious gift-your dutiful life, its price- Our humble gratitude is all we have, no manner of quittance would suffice! Our Forefathers advented Liberty, yet your loss saw to its abiding; Countless men and women still, much like you, cease its subsiding; Your life of honor and duty, for country-this shall ne'er perish- In our hearts and minds, upon this day and all others, we cherish Every solitary liberate moment, which you have given and ensured; The most selfless sacrifice-your safeguard guaranteed Liberty endured! 'I can not say and I will not say that he is dead - He is just away! ' ** You live still; Your dutiful life inspires men and women to this very day; The obligation owed to you is immeasurable-words may ne'er convey Our gratitude for your service and sacrifice-though we endeavor all we may! **(James Whitcomb Riley, 'He is Only Away')

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