Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Cost—Culpeper National Cemetery

“Oh you of a younger generation, think what it cost your forefathers to save our glorious inheritance of Union and liberty! If you let it slip through your hands you will deserve to be branded as ungrateful cowards and undutiful sons.”

Father William Corby

On Memorial Day we not only honor those who gave their lives to protect our freedom and way of life; but also to rededicate ourselves to ensure that their sacrifice was not in vain. Each of us, no matter our station in life, has an obligation to ensure that those freedoms that they fought for, and we enjoy, are passed on to the next generation. Through our efforts, both great and small, we not only honor the memory of the fallen; but also instill in our children the understanding that our freedom cannot be taken for granted. The examples we set will determine whether we will remain a free and open society.

Culpeper--A Place to Remember
Tucked away from the daily bustle on the other side of the railroad tracks sandwiched between town homes, houses and decaying industrial structures sits a National Cemetery.

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