Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

I'll simply leave you with a quote from President Dwight D. Eisenhower, as he visited Omaha Beach on the 20th anniversary of D-Day. I came across it reading the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's Memorial Day editorial:

"These men came here -- British and our allies, and Americans -- to storm these beaches for one purpose only, not to gain anything for ourselves, not to fulfill any ambitions that America had for conquest, but just to preserve freedom ... Many thousands of men have died for such ideals as these ... but these young boys ... were cut off in their prime ... I devoutly hope that we will never again have to see such scenes as these. I think and hope, and pray, that humanity will have learned ... we must find some way ... to gain an eternal peace in this world."

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