“The dead soldier’s silence sings our national anthem.” — Aaron Kilbourn
Today, on Memorial Day, I hope you will join me in listening.
This post was first published seven years ago on May 25, which was Memorial Day that year. The date was adjusted for this re-posting so that it would appear on Memorial Day weekend.
The original post, comments and photo are linked, along with two other related posts, below. These links to related posts, and their thumbnail photos, do not appear in the blog feed; they are only visible when viewing the individual posts by clicking on each one. I have no idea why, nor do I know how they choose the related posts. That’s just the way WordPress does things.
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Good morning, Julia!
In Stark Park, Manchester, New Hampshire, is a stature of Stark, with the famous and inspiring words, “Live Free or Die. Death is not the worst of evils.”
I can’t find the photo I took of it, but there are photos on Google Maps.
Susan, I knew the famous state motto, but I had never heard the second part of it, which (for Christians and other religious people, anyway) has always been a tenet of faith. I think it’s a lesson we all must learn eventually. Most of us run so hard from mortality– though we do it in vastly different ways– that it ends up hampering our enjoyment of life.