Memorial Day Address: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
May 30, 2011 by PaulM Posted in Culture, History, Lowell Leave a Comment
Here’s the text of the famous 1884 Memorial Day speech by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., the Boston-born Civil War veteran who served on the US Supreme Court. His parents were the doctor-poet Oliver Wendell Holmes and abolitionist Amelia Lee Jackson. He enlisted in the army in his senior year at Harvard…Read More »