Monday, May 30, 2011

memorial day 2011..


memorial day is a united states federal holiday observed on the last monday of may.. formerly known as decoration day, it commemorates u.s. service members who died while in the military service.. first enacted by formerly enslaved african-americans to honor union soldiers of the american civil war – it was extended after world war one to honor americans who have died in all wars..
~ wikipedia

four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal..
now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure.. we are met on a great battle-field of that war.. we have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that the nation might live.. it is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this..
but, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground.. the brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract.. the world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.. it is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.. it is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under god, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth..
~ Abraham Lincoln

for all those american service members who have died in the service of our country, i thank you... i honor you... always..
i pray for all those still at war... i pray that we find a way to end war, before it ends all of us... 
i pray.. i... i.. sing...
ahem.. just sing.. 
just sing something..
you mother fuckers youll sing someday..
sing for the peace of the world... 

~ cheers... david

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