Inscription on the 6th Infantry memorial in front of the Jefferson Barracks Post HQ, erected by the 6th U.S. Infantry Association in September 1986.
|Now, as you look over the parade ground, it lies
fallow where once marched the feet of many brave soldiers of this
great Regiment - the marching will sound no more.
The members of the Regiment live and die, but the Regiment lives forever. The Regiment you have inherited is made up of the names and deeds of the long line of members of the Regiment since 1812. The history of the Regiment is forged from their blood, tears and sweat - their acts of heroism - their doing of the impossible.
This heritage is nor yours. your deeds of today will be the Regiment's history of tomorrow. You are the Regiment tomorrow others will be the Regiment. Be proud of this heritage; leave it bright and honorable for those who will follow you.
You may contact the Association at: RegularsByGod@hvc.rr.com
Updated August 15, 2007
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