“Oddly enough, today's holiday springs from a celebration that the Confederacy began to honor those who fought the United States.”
“The United States began to pay homage to the (Union) Civil War dead thanks to the efforts of General John Logan, the head of a (Union) Civil War veterans fraternity called the Grand Army of the Republic.” Read The Whole Story
"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived." — General George S. Patton
"The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission." -John F. Kennedy
"Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices." – President Harry S. Truman
Who knew? What an interesting bit of history. And a lovely tribute post. My dad served in the Navy in 'the' War. I miss him a lot too.
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