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Memorial Day Weekend 2010: Giving thanks for those who made the ultimate sacrifice

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By Michelle Malkin  •  May 29, 2010 10:27 PM

Taps

Day is done,
gone the sun,
From the hills,
from the lake,
From the skies.
All is well,
safely rest,
God is nigh.

Go to sleep,
peaceful sleep,
May the soldier
or sailor,
God keep.
On the land
or the deep,
Safe in sleep.

Love, good night,
Must thou go,
When the day,
And the night
Need thee so?
All is well.
Speedeth all
To their rest.

Fades the light;
And afar
Goeth day,
And the stars
Shineth bright,
Fare thee well;
Day has gone,
Night is on.

Thanks and praise,
For our days,
‘Neath the sun,
Neath the stars,
‘Neath the sky,
As we go,
This we know,
God is nigh.

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On Thursday, 53 names were added to the Fort Carson War on Terror memorial here in Colorado Springs. R.I.P. The sacrifice and each and every one of these soldiers will not be forgotten.

Here’s a closer look at the soldiers at Fort Carson who gave their lives this past year.

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Engraved on the Korean War Memorial:

Pearl Harbor:

The Blue Angels’ missing man formation:

Words and men I’ll never forget:

“Others have died for my freedom, now this is my mark.” – Cpl. Jeffrey B. Starr.

“He knew what he was fighting for.” – father of Lt. Michael P. Murphy.

“He felt that what we were doing was just and right.” – Charles Cummings, father of fallen hero Army PFC Branden Cummings, who died in an IED attack in Diyala, Iraq.

“I genuinely believe the United States Army is a force of good in this world.” – 2LT Mark Daily.

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Bloggers give thanks:

Bookworm – Memorial Day Post: The Warriors Among Us

Kim Priestap – Memorial Day Tribute

Flopping Aces – Memorial Day Post and video dedicated to the memory of the late milblogger Maj. Chris Galloway

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