ACROSS MY DESK: Noble & Pious Thing
Captain Oliver Wendell Holmes of the 20th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, said it so well.
"I think it is a noble and pious thing
To do whatever we may by written
Word or molded bronze and sculpted
Stone to keep our memories, our
Reverence and our love alive and
To hand them on to new generations
All too ready to forget."
From the most recent issue of "The Weekly Fireside" of the American Civil War History Special Interest Group (on AOL) for the week ending 10 April 2005. To subscribe, send an email to
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