Memorial Day 2023. A Call to Honor, Reflect and Connect (5/29 @ 1 PM)

On this Memorial Day, a time of solemn remembrance and heartfelt gratitude, American Legion Post 416 invites you, your family, and friends to join us in honoring the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation.

American Legion Post 416, established in our community since 1919, has been an enduring beacon of camaraderie, support, and patriotic service. With a legacy built upon respect for our nation’s brave service members, we’re proud to stand tall as the custodians of their memory.

Our ceremony this year is set for Monday, May 29th. We have prepared an unforgettable flag unfolding ceremony.  We aspire to create an atmosphere where the community can come together, learn about, remember, and appreciate the countless sacrifices made by our military men and women.

When: Monday, May 29, 2023 – 1 PM
Where: 210 West F St., Encinitas, CA 92024

See last year’s news clip. (Encinitas Advocate)

What is Memorial Day? (See the History Channel)

Our Program

Quotes honoring courage and sacrifice.

Quote Number Quote Owner
1 “Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.” Mark Twain
2 “Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it, it flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.” Unknown
3 “The patriot’s blood is the seed of freedom’s tree.” Thomas Campbell
4 “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” Joseph Campbell
5 “We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.” Winston Churchill
6 “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.” Mark Twain
7 “The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.” Thomas Jefferson
8 “In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” Martin Luther King Jr.
9 “The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.” Benjamin Disraeli
10 “We must dare to be great; and we must realize that greatness is the fruit of toil and sacrifice and high courage.” Theodore Roosevelt
11 “The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.” Thucydides
12 “The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage.” Thucydides
13 “It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.” George S. Patton
14 “War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.” J.R.R. Tolkien
15 “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.” Winston Churchill

Please note that some of these quotes are attributed to individuals who weren’t strictly military personnel, but have made significant contributions to society or expressed valuable perspectives on themes related to Memorial Day, such as patriotism, courage, and sacrifice.