Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States Message for Decoration Day (Memorial Day)

Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States Message for Decoration Day (Memorial Day)

“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, 23rd President of the United States