” The Nation That Forgets It’s Defenders Will Itself Be Forgotten…”
– Calvin Coolidge, 1920 –
Why Is It Important?
It’s been said that the nation that forgets it’s defenders will also be forgotten.
It is our duty to honor and remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. As a nation we say, ‘You are not forgotten.’ However, often I think we mean it as a whole. The entire group is remember as a group and honored as a group that will not be forgotten.
This wall is a way to say individually to each and every person YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN.
It’s a way to let the Gold Star Families know that someone knows the name of their loved one and remembers them and honors them for everyone to see.