Robert Augustyn
Robert Augustyn voted up Didge Doo's answer

Famously, it was General Patton who said that.

I might argue with him on a couple of points -- the "God" bit being the biggest sticker -- but he was certainly right that a celebration of a loved one's  life is far preferable than focusing on their death.

Robert Augustyn
Robert Augustyn voted up The Z.'s answer

Gen. Patton said it, but I will disagree. I'm not of the view that credit due men should go to any God, but to the men themselves who endeavored of their own initiative and will and courage to be worthy of remembering. We should be outwardly and unfailingly grateful for their presence and sacrifice. God … Read more