Let us, then, at the time appointed gather around their sacred remains and garland the passionless mounds above them with the choicest flowers of spring-time; let us raise above them the dear old flag they saved from dishonor; let us in this solemn presence renew our pledges to aid and assist those whom they have left among us a sacred charge upon a nation’s gratitude, the soldier’s and sailor’s widow and orphan.
General John Logan, General Orders No.11, May 5, 1868
It’s as true today as it was 139 years ago. Let us not forget to honor our veterans.
Happy Memorial Day weekend.