Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.
Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it
Men fight for freedom, then they begin to accumulate laws to take it away from themselves.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
No man can put a chain about the ankle of his fellow man without at last finding the other end fastened about his own neck ~Frederick Douglass
I leave you, hoping that the lamp of liberty will burn in your bosoms until there shall no longer be a doubt that all men are created free and equal. ~Abraham Lincoln
Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?...I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!
Who speaks of liberty while the human mind is in chains?
We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.
~Edward R. Murrow
The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government -- lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.
~ Patrick Henry
Freedom is never free.
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
Harry V. Bossard was the son of Layton Bossard and Mary Pedersen. The family lived in Dodge County, Nebraska; Ida County, Iowa; and eventually settled in Sarpy County, Nebraska.
When Harry registered for the draft, he was the manager of Mills County Power Company in Glenwood, Iowa.
Harry was a Corporal in the US Army, Co C 314th Field Signal Battalion American Division. He was killed in action on 11 Aug 1918 in France. The Germans launched a massive offensive to retake land held by American forces in many areas along the front. The Germans used gas agents on key post positions manned by Corporal Bossard and the men of his company. Harry's younger brother, Corporal Royal Bossard, survived the attack and was with Harry when he died.
On 5 Aug 1919 the Papillion American Legion was chartered and opened Papillion Post 32 in the memorial name of Corporal Harry Vern Bossard.
Harry is buried at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery in Romagne, France. Plot B Row 38 Grave 36. The headstone at Cedar Dale is a cenotaph; a memorial headstone. Harry's memorial is on the same stone as the Bossard family stone, opposite side.