Honoring Our Fallen on Memorial Day

“Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look upon them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death.”

— Sun Tzu

The Heroic Pigeon of WWI Who Saved Nearly 200 Lives

They called him a bird-brain, but it wasn’t an insult. He was known to fly from battle, but no one called him a coward. He spent the entirety of his military service stark naked, but no one thought that odd. When he saved nearly 200 men despite being heavily injured, everyone agreed his heroics should…

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Read James A. Garfield’s Moving Tribute on the First Memorial Day

James A. Garfield spoke at the first official Memorial Day (then known as Decoration Day) at Arlington National Cemetery. The man who would become the 20th President of the United States was a master orator whose words still echo a noble beauty over 150 years later. “If silence is ever golden,” Garfield said, “it must…

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