Monday, May 31, 2010

The Last Full Measure of Devotion

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--Gettysburg Address
Memorial Day


tbsomeday said...

thank you for taking time to remember mary!
abraham said it well...let's all pick up the slack

Myra Johnson said...

Lovely and timely reminder. Thanks, Mary!

Juju at Tales of said...

AMEN. Love it.

Pepper Basham said...

Good reminder, Mary.
We hope to have succeeded in the reminder on The Writers Alley too.
It's important to be thankful for what we've been given because of the sacrifices of so many