Memorial Day Cakes

Memorial Day Cake 2015

Memorial Day Cake

This Memorial Day Cake was made by Janet’s Cakes. This cake has an American flag, an Army soldier’s hat, and a soldier’s tan boots.  On top of the boots is a gold trimmed slip of paper with the word ‘Direction.’ In front of the military hat is a gold trimmed  slip of paper with the word ‘Motivation.’ On the American flag is a slip of paper with gold trim with the word ‘Purpose.’ 

The 1990 United States Army military definition of leadership is “Leadership is the process of influencing others to accomplish the mission by providing purpose, direction, and motivation.” 

The brave men and women who have served our country and given their lives for our country have demonstrated the Purpose, Direction, and Motivation necessary to keep the citizens of this great nation free.  

We owe our freedom to the brave sacrifice of the men and women of the United States Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.

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 “The valor and courage of our young women and men in the armed services are a shining example to all of the world, and we owe them and their families our deepest respect.”

Bill Frist

 

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 This cake was baked by Paula AmesThe names of fallen soldiers from Idaho are list on the sides of the cake.

  

“Perfect Valor is to do, without a witness, all that we could do before the whole world.”


Francois de La Rochefoucauld

 

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 Baked by Marilyn

“True, I am young, but for souls nobly born valor doesn’t await the passing of years.”


Pierre Corneille

 

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Boween baked this for a cousin who son was killed in Iraq.

 

“Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.”


Michel de Montaigne

 

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This Vietnam Memorial Cake was baked by CakeDiosa

 

Freedom Is Not Free

I watched the flag pass by one day.
It fluttered in the breeze.
A young Marine saluted it,
And then he stood at ease.
I looked at him in uniform
So young, so tall, so proud,
He’d stand out in a crowd.
I thought how many men like him
had fallen through the years.
How many had died on foreign soil?
How many mothers’ tears?
How many pilots’ planes shot down?
How many died at sea?
How many foxholes were soldiers’ graves?
No, freedom is not free.

I heard the sound of Taps one night,
when everything was still
I listened to the bugler play
And felt a sudden chill.
I wondered just how many times
That Taps had meant “Amen”
When a flag had draped a coffin
Of brother or a friend.
I thought of all the children,
Of mothers and the wives,
Of fathers, sons and husbands
with interrupted lives.

I thought about a graveyard
At the bottom of the sea
Of unmarked graves in Arlington…
No, freedom is not free.

Kelly Strong

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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

 

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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

 

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This was baked by Artese.

 

In valor there is hope.”

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

 

 

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From Mincoopergirl06’s photo stream

 

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

Benjamin Disraeli 

 

 

 

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This was baked by mj26The inscription on this cake reads:

 

“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.”

Elmer Davis

 

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Lance Corporal Marcus Cherry was killed in Iraq. CatherineR baked this.

 

The truth is, we live in deeds, not days; in actions and thoughts and feelings, not heartbeats. If the untimely battlefield deaths of generations of American heroes have taught us nothing else, it should be this unalterable fact: what you do with your time here on earth is far more important than the time you had to do it. Those who live most are those who love most, who act the noblest and do their best.

 

Michael Mullen

Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff

This is the third page of our Memorial Day Tribute.  The other pages can be found here: Page One, Page Two, and Page Four.

Memorial Day Tribute (Continued.)

“Uncommon Valor was a Common Virtue”

Inscription on the Iwo Jima Monument

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This was baked by Covered with Icing and Honors Fallen Soldiers of the 101st Airborne.

The paper on the cake reads:

 

Rest now, fallen comrade,
For I bear honor upon your sacred place.
Rest now, fallen comrade,
For I stand casting freedom
Upon your resting place.
Fight no more, fallen comrade,
For I am here to see we are free.
For I will stand, fallen comrade,
Having full knowledge my dress and
Actions reflect on those that surround me,
For I represent a nation
And the state in which I serve.
So rest now, fallen comrade,
For I will bear honor upon this
Sacred place you now honor.

 

Sergeant Christopher Adams,
Maryland National Guard, Honor Guard

 

 

 

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This Memorial Day cake was baked by Pink Cake Box.  The ribbon reads:

 

In loving memory of our Beloved Family Members that have passed. May our coming together bring them Peace, Joy & Serenity

 

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This cake was baked by eiyapet in honor of a service man killed in Iraq during Christmas Time.

 

These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.

 

Thomas Paine

 

This is the second page of our Memorial Day Tribute.  The other pages can be found here: Page One, Page Three and Page Four.