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I'd like to take a moment to thank every single member of our Armed Forces for their service to this beautiful country of ours. You have served and sacrificed, and to simply offer my gratitude for what you've given to protect what I have will never be enough, but I give it with all my heart.

Thank you to our Founding Fathers and to Those who served under them for their faith in God Almighty.

Thank you to Those who gave their lives for the freedom of their generations and ours.

And thank you to Those who would have given their lives. Praise God They are still here for us to honor.

I was privileged to visit Arlington National Cemetery last fall, and what an impact it had on me. I wish every American could walk those solemn grounds and remember what was given.

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At the tomb of President John F. Kennedy…

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A view of Arlington House, the home of Robert E. Lee…

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This is the view from the porch of Arlington House…

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Inside Selena Gray's quarters (a house slave of of the Lee's). The doorway to her family's quarters is to the far right of the above photo.


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The gardens at Arlington House were beautiful…

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The Tomb for the Unknown Civil War Dead, constructed in the rose garden…

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 The US Army rehearsed for a forthcoming funeral…

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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier…Known but to God.

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To our Military and their families, God bless you.


If you would like to read a very interesting article on how Arlington came to be our National Cemetery, click here: The Beginnings of Arlington National Cemetery


 In 2011 I posted this free chart for Memorial Day. In case you missed it, here it is again… Please note that the color image you see below is slightly different from the chart, in that the words have been changed to blue. 

To download the chart, click here: A Patriot's Sampler

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And a very Happy Memorial Day to you!


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