Memorial Day and Our Soldier-Heroes

Memorial Day, May 29, 2017

“Every day was Memorial Day for President Lincoln during the Civil War. “Men…, by fighting our battles, bear the chief burthen of saving our country” the President wrote in July 1863.1 They would give the last full measure for their beloved country. The President was consistent in giving credit for victory to the soldiers who fought for the Union, and to the officers who led them. “With us every soldier is a man of character, and must be treated with more consideration than is customary in Europe,” Lincoln would write in a letter to a French statesman in August”

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