Someone we know may have given their “full measure” and now lie in cemetaries around the world. A part of the Gettysburg Address of President Lincoln states,
“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
A government of the people, by the people, and four the people shall not perish from the earth. We owe them the duty and requirement NOT to allow this country nor its ideals so wonderfully put in our Declaration of Indepence to disappear. Nations have asked us for our assistance and we have gladly aided them, even at the cost of our best and brightest. It is because of those ideals given by God we lovingly desire to share. If we disappear from this earth, who will come to the aid of struggling nations? Who will welcom legal immigration for those wanting a better way of life?
Those who lie in graves which gave up their life for these ideals lie in a patch of ground six feet by three feet. In Arlington Cemetary alone over three hundred thousand honored dead reside.