Longview in Gregg County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
"Served With Honor"
by Neil Logan
In honored memory of all Gregg County veterans of all wars, living and dead.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Military.
Location. 32° 29.79′ N, 94° 44.342′ W. Marker is in Longview, Texas, in Gregg County. Memorial is on East Methvin Street west of North Fredonia Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Longview TX 75601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General John Gregg / Texas Secession Convention (here, next to this marker); O. H. Methvin, Sr. (a few steps from this marker); The Courthouses of Gregg County (within shouting distance of this marker); Gregg County Confederate Soldiers Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); First Presbyterian Church of Longview (within shouting distance of this marker); Banking — The Final Ingredient (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Everett Building (about 500 feet away); Dalton Gang's Last Raid (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Longview.
Regarding "Served With Honor".
Softly, we who survived trod home soil so firm and safe beneath our feet and slowly lift our eyes to gaze in Heaven above . . . For we have given our all, our youthful vitality and man’s strength to preserve the freedoms and sanctity of our nation.
Yet personal sacrifice pales in the brilliance of immortality gained by our forefathers, our brothers, buddies, our sons and daughters, who shed noble blood across the centuries to lie in lonely fields both native and foreign. And still the ranks of the Immortal grow, enraging celestial infernos and battle-scarred terrain and depths of seas around the globe.
Yes, restless feelings disturb our minds and gnaw at our hearts;
Is it enough that we weathered the perilous onslaught and so painfully, lo proudly, recall valiant deeds and the stout hearts which performed them, but beat no more? No, tasks for our nation require unyielding devotion.
Pray remember, you who listen: We, the veterans of all wars, pledge to those who fell beside us, and those yet to fall, that they shall be made illustrious by perpetuation of the seldom heard and shyly guarded, heartfelt-reasons for which we fought and forever strive,
–The unfathomed value of every individual’s human dignity, and the preciousness of his soul. —
Let all who survived, then, from the past and the future,
S. Christopher Paris
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