Memorial Day Quote

May 30, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

May 30, 1868 marked the first Memorial Day. A quote from President James Garfield at Arlington National Cemetery on that date:

“We do not know one promise these men made, one pledge they gave, one word they spoke; but we do know they summed up and perfected, by one supreme act, the highest virtues of men and citizens. For love of country they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and their virtue.”

 


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