Thank you to all the people who have sacrificed for our freedom over the centuries. Our debt to you is great.
On thy grave the rain shall fall from the eyes of a mighty nation!
– Thomas William Parsons, poet (1819-1892)
Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.
– Daniel Webster, statesman (1782-1852)
They fell, but o’er their glorious grave
Floats free the banner of the cause they died to save.
– Francis Marion Crawford, writer (1854-1909)
The brave die never, though they sleep in dust:
Their courage nerves a thousand living men.
– Minot J. Savage, minister, author (1841-1918)
Peace to each manly soul that sleepeth;
Rest to each faithful eye that weepeth.
– Thomas Moore, Irish poet, entertainer (1779-1852)
They hover as a cloud of witnesses above this Nation.
– Henry Ward Beecher, clergyman, reformer (1813-1887)
Your silent tents of green
We deck with fragrant flowers;
Yours has the suffering been,
The memory shall be ours.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet, educator (1807-1882)