Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day

I found this excellent Reagan quote via the Crossing Wall Street guy.

QOTD
"It is, in a way, an odd thing to honor those who died in defense of our country, in defense of us, 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 our country, for us. And all we can do is remember."
- Ronald Reagan, Nov 1985, www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/speakers/1985remarks.asp
In memory of John Sullivan: www.williamt.com/johnsullivan/index.htm.
peace... yow, bill

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