Richard W. Townsend Post 84

This Hallowed Ground

A final resting place for those who gave their lives that this nation might live
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It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

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The world will little note

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Admiral
Bonnie Potter

An attention-grabbing introduction

nor long remember what we say

 

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Congressman
Tom McClintock
Highlighted challenges and solutions
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But it can never forget what they did

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It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought have thus far so nobly advanced.

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It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- 100_0542.jpg

The Honor Guard

 

Render military honors, at the final roll call, to ‘Those Who Served’

 

Military honors consist of three rifle volleys by seven riflemen, followed by "Taps"

 

                                  

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 that from these honored dead we take increased devotion

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The Color Guard

Posting the flag and rendering proper customs and courtesies in reverence to those who have served it

The Color Guard is flanked by two rifle-bearers.  A salute is rendered by holding the National Ensign high.

 

 

 

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to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion --

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A wreath is placed in memory of a fallen husband and father Signifying the cost of freedom and both the beauty and the brevity of life, and evoke memories of other days.

 

 

We must never forget

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We here highly resolve that these dead

shall not have died in vain

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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. 

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100_0197.jpgWe call upon a greater power

 

 

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