Sunday, May 31, 2009

Famous Birthdays on this Day in History for Sunday 31st May 2009

Famous Birthdays on this Day in History for Sunday 31st May 2009

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1443 - Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII of England (d. 1509)
1469 - Manuel I, King of Portugal (1495-1521) during era of exploration
1472 - Erardus van der Mark, prince-bishop of Luik/cardinal
1557 - Theodorus I (Fedor Ivanovitsj), czar of Russia (1584-98)
1557 - Feodor I of Russia (d. 1598)
1613 - John George II, Elector of Saxony (d. 1680)
1640 - Michał Wiśniowiecki, King of Poland (d. 1673)
1656 - Marin Marias, composer
1664 - Giulio Alberoni, Spanish/Italian minister/cardinal
1674 - Friedrich Erhard Niedt, composer
1701 - Alexander Cruden, compiler of a concordance to King James Bible
1744 - Richard Edgeworth, writer, Bath
1753 - Pierre V Vergniaud, French politician/police leader
1773 - Ludwig Tieck, writer
1801 - Johann Georg Baiter, Swiss philologist (d. 1887)
1802 - Cesare Pugni, composer
1804 - Jeanne-Louise Farrenc, composer
1809 - Franz Joseph Haydn, Vienna Austria, composer
1810 - Horatio Seymour, Gov (Union), died in 1886
1817 - Edouard Deldevez, composer
1817 - Georg Herwegh, writer
1818 - John Albion Andrew, Gov (Union), died in 1867
1819 - Walt Whitman, West Hills, NY, poet (Leaves of Grass)
1835 - Hijikata Toshizō, Japanese military leader (d. 1869)
1837 - Ernest Daudet, French writer (White Terror)
1837 - Joseph Grimaldi, London, clown
1837 - Stephen Dodson Ramseur, Mjr General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
1837 - William Henry Fitzhugh "Rooney" Lee, Major General (Confederate Army)
1838 - Henry Sidgwick, English philosopher (Wife at University)
1852 - Francisco Moreno, Argentine explorer (d. 1919)
1857 - Pius XI, [Ambrogio DA Ratti], Italy, 259th Pope (1922-39)
1860 - Walter Richard Sickert Munich, Danish/English painter (The Miner)
1861 - Emily Perkins Bissell, welfare worker (1st christmas seal drive, 1907)
1863 - Francis E Younghusband, British journalist/explorer
1864 - Albert J M Bakker, Dutch actor (Teun the night watch)
1866 - Vladimir Ivanovich Rebikov, composer
1872 - Charles G Abbot, US, astronomer (Constant Sun)
1872 - William Heath Robinson, England, illustrator/cartoonist (Don Quixote)
1875 - Italo Montemezzi, composer
1879 - Mark Hambourg, composer
1882 - Sándor Graf Festetics, Hungarian politician (d. 1956)
1883 - Lauri Kristian Relander, 2nd President of Finland (d. 1942)
1885 - Alois Hudal, bishop, helped Nazis escape trial (d. 1963)
1887 - Saint-John Perse, France, poet/diplomat (Nobel 1960) [or Mar 31]
1888 - Jack Holt, US, golddigger/actor (Cat People, San Francisco, Brimstone)
1889 - Athene Seyler, London, actress (Make Mine Mink)
1892 - Gregor Strasser, German pharmacist/NSDAP-Reich organization leader
1892 - Konstatin G Paustovski, Russian author (Bespokojnaja Joenostj) [NS]
1892 - Louis Fourestier, composer
1892 - Willem Ravelli, baritone singer
1892 - Michel Kikoine, Belarus painter (d. 1968)
1892 - Konstantin Georgiyevich Paustovsky, Russian writer (d. 1968)
1894 - Fred Allen, Cambridge Mass, comedian (Fred Allen Radio Show)
1897 - Margalo Gillmore, London, actress (Skirts Ahoy, High Society)
1898 - Johan Brouwer, Dutch pianist/writer/resistance fighter
1898 - Norman Vincent Peale, Ohio, clergyman (Power of Positive Thinking)
1899 - Leonid Leonow, writer
1900 - Helma Wolf-Catz, Dutch author (Undercurrent, Coral Reef)
1901 - Alfredo Antonini, American conductor and composer (d. 1983)
1902 - Billy Mayerl, composer
1902 - Henk Schaer, [Hendricus JM Schaareman], actor/conductor
1902 - Ralph Walter Wood, composer
1905 - Roy Peaches Davis, baseball pitcher
1905 - Florence Desmond, English actress and comedian (d. 1993)
1907 - Valston Hancock, British air marshal
1908 - Don Ameche, Kenosha WI, actor (Cocoon, Trading Places)
1908 - Nils Poppe, Swedish actor (d. 2000)
1909 - Jan Lewando, British director (Marks & Spencer)
1909 - Thor Thorvaldsen, Norway, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1948, 52)
1910 - Elizabeth Blackwell, Hastings, 1st woman doctor of medicine
1910 - Francis Avery Jones, British gastro-enterologist
1911 - Edward Adamson, art therapist/collector
1912 - Barbara Pepper, NYC, actress (Doris Ziffel-Green Acres, Rogue Tavern)
1912 - Dave O'Brien, Big Springs TX, actor (Kiss Me Kate, 1st Aid)
1912 - Henry M "Scoop" Jackson, (Sen-D-Wash)
1912 - Martin Schwarzschild, US astronomer (evolution)
1912 - Alfred Deller, English countertenor (d. 1979)
1913 - Peter Gibson, British Rear-Admiral
1914 - Akira Ifukube, composer
1916 - Bert Haanstra, Holten Netherlands, director (Fanfare)
1916 - John Vivyan, actor (Mr Lucky, Wrong Man, Imitation of Life)
1916 - Judy Campbell, actress (Convoy, Bonnie Prince Charlie)
1919 - Chet Gierlach, music publisher/composer
1919 - Emmanual Tettey Mensah, musician
1920 - Edward Bennett Williams, lawyer/team owner (Redskins, Balt Orioles)
1921 - Alida Valli, Pola Italy, actress (Miracle of the Bells, 3rd Man)
1921 - Andrew Grima, British jeweller
1921 - Robert Arthur Ley, UK, sci-fi author (Telepath, Power of X)
1921 - Howard Reig, American radio and television announcer
1922 - Denholm Elliott, London, actor (Alfie, Cuba, Doll's House, King Rat)
1922 - Elisabeth, arch duchess of Austria/princess of Liechtenstein
1923 - Clint Rainier III, Prince of Monaco (1949- )
1923 - Wolfgang Lesser, composer
1924 - Russell Endean, cricketer (28 Tests for S Afr, handled the ball 1956)
1926 - Derek Birley, British Vice-Chancellor (Ulster U)
1926 - Probir Sen, cricket wicketkeeper (India in late 40's/early 50's)
1926 - Viscount Ingleby
1927 - Isabel Stoate, British diplomat
1927 - James Eberle, Brit admiral/director (Royal Institute of Intl Affairs)
1927 - Michael Sandberg, British CEO (Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corp)
1928 - Jacob Lateiner, Havana Cuba, pianist/professor (Juiliard)
1928 - Pankaj Roy, cricketer (Indian opener, 413 partnership w/Vinoo Mankad)
1929 - Aladar Zoltan, composer
1929 - Elaine Stewart, Montclair NJ, actress (Take the High Ground)
1929 - Neil Shaw, British CEO (Tate & Lyle)
1930 - Clint Eastwood, SF Calif, actor (Dirty Harry)/mayor (Carmel, Calif)
1930 - William Taylor, British Chairman of Convocation (London University)
1931 - John Schrieffer, US physicist (Nobel 1972)
1931 - Justice Turner
1931 - Shirley Verrett, New Orleans, mezzo-soprano (Cassandra-Les Troyens)
1931 - Steve Horn, (Rep-R-California)
1932 - Elizabeth Southey, British CEO (Natl Fed of Women's Institutes)
1932 - George Vallings, British Vice-Admiral
1932 - Ronald Hampel, British CEO (ICI)
1932 - Jay Miner, American microchip designer (d. 1994)
1934 - Bent Peter Rasch, Denmark, canoe (Olympic-gold-1952)
1934 - Jim Hutton, Binghamton NY, actor (Ellery Queen)
1934 - Karl-Erik Welin, composer
1935 - Bruce Bolton, cricketer (two Tests NZ v England 1959)
1935 - Jim Bolger, 35th Prime Minister of New Zealand
1937 - Vladislav Ivanovich Gulyayev, Russia, cosmonaut
1938 - John Prescott, British MP
1938 - Peter Yarrow, NYC, (Peter, Paul & Mary-Puff the Magic Dragon)
1939 - Charles Drain, singer
1939 - Terry Waite, Anglican Church envoy/Lebanese hostage
1940 - Augie Mayer, rocker (Sir Douglas Quintet)
1940 - Elfi Mikesch, cinematographer (Erotique, Out of America, Malina)
1940 - Gilbert Shelton, American underground comics illustrator
1941 - Gil [Walter] Morgan, Haddock GA, PGA golfer (1990 Kemper Open)
1941 - Johnny Paycheck, Greenfield OH, singer (Take This Job & Shove It)
1941 - June Clark, British Professor of Nursing (Middlesex U)
1941 - Kenneth Cooper, NYC, harpsichordist/professor (Barnard, Bkln)
1941 - Louis J. Ignarro, American pharmacologist, Nobel Prize laureate
1942 - Happy Hairston, NBA star (Cin, Detroit, LA)
1942 - John Daniel, British Vice-Chancellor (Open U)
1943 - Earl of Macclesfield
1943 - Joe Namath, PA, NFL QB (NY Jets), $400,000 man (1969 Superbowl)
1943 - Sharon Gless, LA Calif, actress (Chris Cagney-Cagney & Lacey)
1944 - Mick Ralphs, guitarist (Mott the Hoople, Bad Company)
1945 - Linda Davies, British Judge
1945 - Bernard Goldberg, American journalist
1946 - Debbie Moore, founder/CEO (Pineapple Dance Studios)
1946 - Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German director (Marriage of Maria Braum)
1946 - Steve Bucknor, cricketer (West Indian Test umpire, FIFA referee)
1946 - Ted Baehr, American media critic
1947 - John Bonham, Redditch England, drummer (Led Zeppelin-Stairway)
1947 - William H Campbell Jr, rocker
1948 - Duncan L Hunter, (Rep-R-CA, 1981- )
1948 - John Henry "Bonzo" Bonham, drummer (Led Zeppelin-Stairway to Heaven)
1948 - Lynda Bellingham, actress (Sweeney, Scarlet Tunic)
1949 - Steven Kampmann, Phila, actor (Kirk-Newhart)
1949 - Nancy Shade, American soprano
1950 - Edward Barker, cartoonist
1950 - Gregory Harrison, Catalina Calif, actor (Trapper John, Logan's Run)
1950 - Tom Berenger, Chicago IL, actor (Big Chill, Someone to Watch Over Me)
1952 - Karl Bartos, German musician (Kraftwerk, Electronic)
1953 - Pirkka-Pekka Petelius, Finnish actor
1954 - Vicki Sue Robinson, American singer (d. 2000)
1954 - Thomas Mavros, Greek footballer
1955 - Ben de Lisi, British fashion designer
1955 - Laura Baugh, Gainesville FL, LPGA golfer (1994 Youngstown Classic-9th)
1955 - Tommy Emmanuel, Australian Guitarist CGP
1956 - Bart van Poppel, Dutch bassist/guitarist/singer (Tambourine)
1956 - Yoshiko Sakakibara, Chiba Japan, actress (Sailor Moon, Vampire Hunter)
1956 - Fritz Hilpert, German musician and sound engineer (Kraftwerk)
1957 - Jim Craig, North Easton Mass, hockey goalie (oly-gold-1980)
1957 - Stephen Jones, British milliner
1958 - Angel Franco, Asuncion Paraguay, golfer (1993 Nike Dominion)
1958 - Gary George Hallberg, Berwyn IL, PGA golfer (1983 Andy Williams)
1958 - Kyle Secor, Tacoma Wash, actor (Tim Bayliss-Homicide)
1958 - Mkhuseli Jack, South African UDF-leader (consumer boycots)
1960 - Chris Elliott, actor/comedian (Get a Life, David Letterman Show)
1960 - Norm Johnson, NFL place kicker (Seattle Seahawk, Pitts Steelers)
1960 - Peter Winterbottom, British rugby player
1961 - Harry Enfield, comedian (Dermot-Men Behaving Badly, Saturday Live)
1961 - Lea Thompson, actress (Back to the Future, Caroline In The City)
1962 - Corey Hart, Montreal Canada, vocalist (I Wear My Sunglasses at Night)
1962 - Henry Williams, CFL receiver (Edmonton Eskimos)
1962 - Joe Orsulak, Glen Ridge NJ, outfielder (Florida Marlins)
1962 - Sebastian Koch, German actor
1963 - Wendy Smith, rocker (Prefab Sprout-2 Wheels Good)
1963 - Viktor Orbán, Hungarian politician
1963 - Wesley Willis, American musician (d. 2003)
1964 - DMC, rocker
1964 - Scotti Hill, Manhasset NY, rock guitarist (Skid Row-Psycho Love)
1964 - Leonard Asper, Canadian businessman
1964 - Darryl McDaniels, American musician (Run-D.M.C.)
1965 - Annette Renee Peters, [nee Hand], Reno Nevada, 1500/3000 runner
1965 - Brooke Shields, NYC, model/actress (Blue Lagoon, Suddenly Susan)
1966 - Jessica Monroe, Palo Alto Calif, Canadian rower (Olympics-96)
1966 - Roshan Mahanama, cricketer (Sri Lankan opening batsman)
1966 - Jeremy Hotz, Canadian stand-up comedian
1967 - Kenny Lofton, E Chicago Indiana, outfielder (Cleveland Indians)
1967 - Sandrine Bonnaire, Clermont France, actress (Vagabond, Police)
1967 - Phil Keoghan, New Zealand television personality
1968 - Duane Causwell, NBA center (Miami Heat, Sacramento Kings)
1969 - Juliet Haslam, Adelaide SA Australia, field hockey midfielder (Oly-96)
1970 - Cory Mantyka, CFL guard (BC Lions)
1971 - Brad Elberg, CFL running back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1971 - Lenny McGill, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
1971 - Murray Hocking, Victoria Australia, badminton player (Olympics-96)
1971 - Sarah O'Hare, model (Cosmopolitan-Jan 1994)
1971 - Troy Malave, Cumana Venezuela, outfielder (Boston Red Sox)
1972 - Bryan Walker, safety (Washington Redskins)
1972 - Eileen Richetelli, Milford Conn, diver (Olympics-96)
1972 - Karl Geary, Irish actor
1972 - Dave Roberts, American baseball player
1973 - Dominique van Roost, Verviers Belg, tennis star (1995 Futures-GBR)
1973 - Marty Janzen, Miami FL, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
1973 - Tyrone Williams, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1974 - Bindi Mansfield, Mooerbank NSW Australia, diver (Olympics-96)
1974 - Jim Carey, Dorchester MA, NHL goalie (Washington Capitals)
1974 - Steve Martin, defensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts)
1974 - Chad Campbell, American golfer
1974 - Adrian Tomine, American cartoonist
1975 - Sienna Guillory, English actress
1976 - Colin Farrell, Irish actor
1976 - Matt Harpring, American basketball player
1977 - Joachim Olsen, Danish athlete
1977 - Moses Sichone, Zambian footballer
1977 - Eric Christian Olsen, American actor
1977 - Theodoros Baev, Bulgarian-born Greek volleyball player
1977 - Debbie King, English TV presenter
1977 - Scott Klopfenstein, American musician (Reel Big Fish)
1977 - Phil Devey, Canadian baseball player
1977 - Domenico Fioravanti, Italian swimmer
1977 - Greg Leeb, Canadian ice hockey player
1977 - Joel Ross, British disc jockey
1977 - June Sarpong, British television presenter
1980 - Andy Hurley, American musician (Fall Out Boy)
1981 - Jake Peavy, American baseball player
1982 - Jonathan Tucker, American actor
1983 - Dustin Wells, New Zealand footballer
1983 - Reggie Yates, English television presenter
1983 - David Hernandez, American singer
1984 - Nate Robinson, American basketball player
1984 - Jason Smith, Australian actor
1985 - Ian Vouyoukas, Greek basketball player
1986 - Robert Gesink, Dutch cyclist
1986 - Sopho Khalvashi, Georgian musical artist
1986 - Melissa McIntyre, Canadian actress
1988 - Hope Partlow, American Singer
1990 - Liberty Irene Kasem, daughter of Casey & Jean Kasam

19?? - Kurt Kelly, Broadcaster - Voice Artist - Actor

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day



On thy grave the rain shall fall from the eyes of a mighty nation! ~Thomas William Parsons


Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored. ~Daniel Webster


With the tears a Land hath shed
Their graves should ever be green.
~Thomas Bailey Aldrich



Are they dead that yet speak louder than we can speak, and a more universal language? Are they dead that yet act? Are they dead that yet move upon society and inspire the people with nobler motives and more heroic patriotism? ~Henry Ward Beecher


Green sods are all their monuments; and yet it tells
A nobler history than pillared piles,
Or the eternal pyramids.
~James Gates Percival


Is't death to fall for Freedom's right?
He's dead alone who lacks her light!
~Thomas Campbell


For love of country they accepted death... ~James A. Garfield


They fell, but o'er their glorious grave
Floats free the banner of the cause they died to save.
~Francis Marion Crawford


Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. ~From a headstone in Ireland


Blow out, you bugles, over the rich Dead!
There's none of these so lonely and poor of old,
But, dying, has made us rarer gifts than gold.
~Rupert Brooke



The brave die never, though they sleep in dust:
Their courage nerves a thousand living men.
~Minot J. Savage


The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example. ~Benjamin Disraeli


And I'm proud to be an American,
where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.
~Lee Greenwood



They are dead; but they live in each Patriot's breast,
And their names are engraven on honor's bright crest.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Peace to each manly soul that sleepeth;
Rest to each faithful eye that weepeth...
~Thomas Moore


But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for,
Is their monument to-day, and for aye.
~Thomas Dunn English


And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier's tomb, and beauty weeps the brave. ~Joseph Drake


Perform, then, this one act of remembrance before this Day passes - Remember there is an army of defense and advance that never dies and never surrenders, but is increasingly recruited from the eternal sources of the American spirit and from the generations of American youth. ~W.J. Cameron


How sleep the brave, who sink to rest,
By all their country's wishes blest!
When Spring, with dewy fingers cold,
Returns to deck their hallow'd mould,
She there shall dress a sweeter sod
Than Fancy's feet have ever trod.
By fairy hands their knell is rung,
There Honour comes, a pilgrim gray,
To bless the turf that wraps their clay;
And Freedom shall awhile repair,
To dwell, a weeping hermit, there.
~William Collins


The patriot's blood is the seed of Freedom's tree. ~Thomas Campbell


Decoration Day is the most beautiful of our national holidays.... The grim cannon have turned into palm branches, and the shell and shrapnel into peach blossoms. ~Thomas Bailey Aldrich


Better than honor and glory, and History's iron pen,
Was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellow-men.
~Richard Watson Gilder


We who are left how shall we look again
Happily on the sun or feel the rain
Without remembering how they who went
Ungrudgingly and spent
Their lives for us loved, too, the sun and rain?
~Wilfred Wilson Gibson


A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. ~Joseph Campbell


Who kept the faith and fought the fight;
The glory theirs, the duty ours.
~Wallace Bruce


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. ~Benjamin Harrison


Cover them over with beautiful flowers,
Deck them with garlands, those brothers of ours,
Lying so silent by night and by day
Sleeping the years of their manhood away.
Give them the meed they have won in the past;
Give them the honors their future forcast;
Give them the chaplets they won in the strife;
Give them the laurels they lost with their life.
~Will Carleton


Life hangs as nothing in the scale against dear Liberty! ~Lucy Larcom


All we have of freedom, all we use or know -
This our fathers bought for us long and long ago.
~Rudyard Kipling, The Old Issue, 1899


Our battle-fields, safe in the keeping
Of Nature's kind, fostering care,
Are blooming, - our heroes are sleeping, -
And peace broods perennial there.
~John H. Jewett


These heroes are dead. 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, under the solemn pines, the sad hemlocks, the tearful willows, and the embracing vines. They sleep beneath the shadows of the clouds, careless alike of sunshine or of storm, each in the windowless Place of Rest. Earth may run red with other wars - they are at peace. In the midst of battle, in the roar of conflict, they found the serenity of death. I have one sentiment for soldiers living and dead: cheers for the living; tears for the dead. ~Robert G. Ingersoll


Their silent wounds have speech
More eloquent than men;
Their tones can deeper reach
Than human voice or pen.
~William Woodman


Their own souls rose and cried
Alarum when they heard the sudden wail
Of stricken freedom and along the gale
Saw her eternal banner quivering wide.
~John LeGay Brereton


The dead soldier's silence sings our national anthem. ~Aaron Kilbourn



Our cheer goes back to them, the valiant dead!
Laurels and roses on their graves to-day,
Lilies and laurels over them we lay,
And violets o'er each unforgotten head.
~Richard Hovey


But fame is theirs - and future days
On pillar'd brass shall tell their praise;
Shall tell - when cold neglect is dead -
"These for their country fought and bled."
~Philip Freneau


Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations, that we have forgotten, as a people, the cost of a free and undivided Republic. ~John A. Logan


Your silent tents of green
We deck with fragrant flowers;
Yours has the suffering been,
The memory shall be ours.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


The story of America's quest for freedom is inscribed on her history in the blood of her patriots. ~Randy Vader


Spirit, that made those heroes dare
To die, and leave their children free,
Bid Time and Nature gently spare
The shaft we raise to them and thee.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Alas, how can we help but mourn
When hero bosoms yield their breath!
A century itself may bear
But once the flower of such a death.
~S. Weir Mitchell


They hover as a cloud of witnesses above this Nation. ~Henry Ward Beecher


These martyrs of patriotism gave their lives for an idea. ~Schuyler Colfax



They saw their injured country's woe;
The flaming town, the wasted field;
Then rushed to meet the insulting foe;
They took the spear, - but left the shield.
~Philip Freneau


For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity. ~William Penn


Ah! never shall the land forget
How gushed the life-blood of her brave -
~William Cullen Bryant


"Dead upon the field of glory,"
Hero fit for song and story.
~John Randolph Thompason


Knights of the spirit; warriors in the cause
Of justice absolute 'twixt man and man.
~Richard Watson Gilder



Fold him in his country's stars.
Roll the drum and fire the volley!
What to him are all our wars,
What but death bemocking folly?
~George Henry Boker


The Flag still floats unblotted with defeat!
But ah the blood that keeps its ripples red,
The starry lives that keep its field alight.
~Rupert Hughes


The hero dead cannot expire:
The dead still play their part.
~Charles Sangster


We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them. ~Francis A. Walker



How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! ~Maya Angelou

Memorial Day

Memorial Day





In alphabetical order. Just in Europe…

1. The American Cemetery at Aisne-Marne , France . A total of 2289 of our military dead.


2. The American Cemetery at Ardennes , Belgium . A total of 5329 of our dead.


3. The American Cemetery at Brittany, France . A total of 4410 of our military dead.


4. Brookwood , England American Cemetery. A total of 468 of our dead.


5. Cambridge , England . 3812 of our military dead.


6. Epinal , France American Cemetery. A total of 5525 of our Military dead.


7. Flanders Field , Belgium . A total of 368 of our military.


8. Florence , Italy . A total of 4402 of our military dead.



9. Henri-Chapelle , Belgium . A total of 7992 of our military dead.


10. Lorraine , France . A total of 10,489 of our military dead.


11. Luxembourg , Luxembourg . A total of 5076 of our military dead.


12. Meuse-Argonne. A total of 14246 of our military dead.


13. Netherlands , Netherlands . A total of 8301 of our military dead.


14. Normandy , France . A total of 9387 of our military dead.


15. Oise-Aisne , France . A total of 6012 of our military dead.


16. Rhone , France . A total of 861 of our military dead.


17. Sicily , Italy . A total of 7861 of our military dead.


18. Somme , France . A total of 1844 of our military dead.


19. St. Mihiel , France . A total of 4153 of our military dead.


20. Suresnes , France . a total of 1541 of our military dead.


THE COUNT IS 104,366

Apologize to no one.

Remind those of our sacrifice. Don't confuse arrogance with leadership.