"May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country!" -Daniel Webster
We here are dedicated to honoring the Republic, reporting her present state, commemorating her characters, offering examples of her splendor, paying tribute to her glory, and preserving her future. That being the case, you will find here a repository of all the beauty, wisdom, majesty, history, might, and charity of this marvelous nation.
I have never been able to think of the day as one of mourning; I have never quite been able to feel that half-masted flags were appropriate on Decoration Day. I have rather felt that the flag should be at the peak, because those whose dying we commemorate rejoiced in seeing it where their valor placed it. We honor them in a joyous, thankful, triumphant commemoration of what they did.