National Guard Bureau
WASHINGTON, May 13, 1998 "For love of country they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and virtue."
James A. Garfield
"Here at home and around the world, rows of white stone markers stand in silent testimony to our determination to defend liberty with our deeds and, if necessary, with our very lives."
"While we can never repay the debt we owe to those who protected our freedom with all they held sacred, we can do everything in our power to ensure that their deaths were not in vain."
U.S. Secretary of Defense
"Your silent tents of green we deck with fragrant flowers; yours has the suffering been, the memory shall be ours."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Soldier, rest! Thy warfare o'er, sleep the sleep that knows no breaking, dream of battlefields no more. Days of danger, nights of waking."
Sir Walter Scott