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Monday, May 29, 2006

The Eloquent Dead

By Aussiegirl

Military historian John B. Dwyer has a beautiful Memorial Day column in the American Thinker today:

The American Thinker

It was originally called Decoration Day. In 1868 the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union veterans led by Major General John A. Logan, established it as a day set aside for placing flowers at the graves of war dead. The first major observance of what came to be known as Memorial Day was held at Arlington National Cemetery in May 1868. Two years later on the 30th of that month, Maj. Gen. Logan delivered an oration towards the end of which he said: “Let us then all unite in solemn feelings of the hour, and tender with our flowers the warmest sympathies of our souls! Let us revive our patriotism and strengthen our loyalty by the example of the noble dead around us.”

The noble dead of the Iraq war include numerous examples of selfless heroism and valor. Here are a few of them:


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