Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veterans Day

Thank you to our veterans. Today and every day.
It is foolish & wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God such men lived. - George S. Patton

Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few. - Sir Winston S. Churchill

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing worth a war, is worse. - John Stuart Mill

It is, in a way, an odd thing to honor those who died in defense of our country ... in wars far away. The imagination plays a trick. We see these soldiers in our mind as old and wise. We see them as something like the Founding Fathers, grave and gray-haired. But most of them were boys when they died, and they gave up two lives -- the one they were living and the one they would have lived. When they died, they gave up their chance to be husbands and fathers and grandfathers. They gave up their chance to be revered old men. They gave up everything for their country, for us. All we can do is remember. - Ronald Reagan