his Memorial Day message, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki quotes Civil War-era orator, Robert Green Ingersoll:
They died for liberty--they died for us. They are at rest.
They sleep in the land they made free, under the flag they rendered stainless ... Earth may run red with other wars, but they are at peace.
In the midst of battles, in the roar of conflict, they found the serenity of death.
Have you ever written a message to or for a Veteran? Do you know someone to whom you could write a letter of thanks?