“The Dead Soldier’s Silence Sings Our National Anthem”—Aaron Kilbourn

Today—Memorial Day—we continue a national observance begun in 1868 to honor James Aubrey Cooper and a million more like him (some history of Memorial Day).

memorial confederate oakwoodStatue of a Confederate soldier at Oakwood Cemetery erected by the Julia Jackson chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy.

memorial 14 prPioneers Rest. “Deo Vindice” (“Under God, [Our] Vindicator”) was the motto of the Confederacy.

memorial soliders moMount Olivet.

memorial S-A war RHAt Rose Hill a veteran of the Spanish-American War (1898).

memorial day cooper grave frontAt Greenwood Cemetery, James Aubrey Cooper was the first Fort Worth fatality of World War I.

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