A Funeral Procession at Arlington National Cemetery - Photo by  SFC Leslie A. Beltran, 2nd Battalion, Army Reserve Careers Division

A Funeral Procession at Arlington National Cemetery – Honoring the Fallen

“Who kept the faith and fought the fight; The glory theirs, the duty ours.”

 

About This Quote: “Memorial Day,” a poem by Wallace Bruce, is the source of this patriotic quote. The poem was first published in a book called Wanderers in 1907. The glorious men “who kept the faith and fought the fight” are the soldiers who fought and died for their country; the citizens who owe their freedom to these individuals now have the duty to uphold the values for which these soldiers fought. Specifically, the poem is about the soldiers who fought in the Civil War.

From 25 Glorious Memorial Day Quotes by Shannon George

 

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