May 11, 2008

Remember all mothers today

especially those whose children died for America and her allies. Words are never enough but Abraham Lincoln came the closest in a condolence note to a grieving mother:

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save.

I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Posted by LMC at May 11, 2008 12:30 PM | TrackBack