Monday, May 25, 2009

So Proudly They Served

It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.
Abraham Lincoln

WWII Memorial Washington, DC

Women's Memorial
Vietnam Memorial
Washington, DC

Korean War Memorial
Washington, DC

Three Soldiers
Vietnam Memorial
Washington, DC

Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery
It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government : of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
Abraham Lincoln
All photographs from US Government Websites.


Carol Murdock said...

This is a very fitting and lovely tribute Carolyn.We owe so much to these brave soldiers!

Cedar ... said...

I have visited all but the WWII memorial. (hadn't been built at the time I was there) There is a hush that comes over the crowd when there,... and it's fitting. I send a silent salute to our service men and women and especially our fallen heros. (they are ALL heros!)

Appalachian Lady said...

Very nice memorial post. I have seen the WWII Memorial which I thought was quite nice and the Vietnam Memorial which was moving. But I haven't visited the Korean Memorial which looks very interesting from your photo.

robin andrea said...

Thank you for posting Abraham Lincoln's words today. It is good to remember him, in addition to all those whose lives have been lost to wars.

George said...

Thanks for such a beautiful Memorial Day tribute. May we never forget the sacrifices so many have made for us.

Rudee said...

It's a beautiful tribute you've posted today. I love going to the memorials in DC, and I am always awed by places like Arlington, Antietam and Gettysburg. I'm very thankful for the freedoms I have which others have fought to maintain.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Beautiful tribute, Carolyn.. Today is a day to say THANKS to all of the men and women who gave their lives so that we would have the freedoms we have now.

Have a great day.

KB said...

I'm not sure that I understood Memorial Day at a visceral level until a close friend served in Iraq for a year. He came back physically fine but a changed person.

Abraham Lincoln's words sum it up so eloquently.

troutbirder said...

Very well done. I intend to go to D.C. to visit the WWII memorial for the first time.

Anonymous said...

A great tribute. I too honor the memory of those who died in honor and those who survived the strife.

Anonymous said...

Hello, I happened upon your blog. What a wonderful memorial day tribute. Thank you.

Jayne said...


grammy said...

Great Memorial day pics and reminders. Loved viewing your mountain yesterday.

Shelley said...

Excellent tribute! I hope to visit these memorials in the near future.

Kathleen said...

Your tribute is beautiful. I hope to visit the WWII Memorial this summer in honor or my dad and all those who served. We own them all so very much.

abb said...

How very wonderful...

I've never seen the Korean monument - didn't even know there was one. It looks very interesting and moving. My dad was part of that war. Next time I'm in DC I'll visit it.

Thanks for a most excellent tribute.

PJ said...

simply beautiful post. I can't wait to see those in person soon!