“No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.”
“May we never forget freedom isn’t free.”
“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”
“The brave die never, though they sleep in dust, their courage nerves a thousand living men.”
Memorial Day: It became a federal holiday in 1971. Interesting Memorial Day Facts: The true origins of who held the first Memorial Day celebration is a debated subject. Approximately 620,000 soldiers on both sides died during the Civil War.