Now, they belong to the ages.
Originally attributed to U.S. Secretary of War Edwin Stanton moments after the 1865 death of President Abraham Lincoln, that quote also applies to two fallen soldiers whose names have been added to the Bartholomew County Memorial for Veterans.
The names of Marine Cpl. John C. Bishop, 1984-2010, and Army Sgt. Jonathon M. Hunter, 1993-2017, will be revered and remembered along with others who died while in service to their country.
The etching work at the 25-column memorial on the Courthouse lawn was completed by Robin Holt of Holt Monument Works last week.
For more on this story, see Tuesday’s Republic.