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Memorial Day 2004

[I wish I had a better Memorial Day post to give you, but I am on borrowed computer time here, and won't be back blogging until Tuesday]

John Donavan
The Memorial Day Project
The Command Post

A NATION'S STRENGTH
Ralph Waldo Emerson

What makes a nation's pillars high
And it's foundations strong?
What makes it mighty to defy
The foes that round it throng?
It is not gold. Its kingdoms grand
Go down in battle shock;
Its shafts are laid on sinking sand,
Not on abiding rock.
Is it the sword? Ask the red dust
Of empires passed away;
The blood has turned their stones to rust,
Their glory to decay.
And is it pride? Ah, that bright crown
Has seemed to nations sweet;
But God has struck its luster down
In ashes at his feet.
Not gold but only men can make
A people great and strong;
Men who for truth and honor's sake
Stand fast and suffer long.
Brave men who work while others sleep,
Who dare while others fly...
They build a nation's pillars deep
And lift them to the sky

- In memory of all those who gave their life in service to this great country -

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Comments

I used to have this as the main page of my old website, seems like a good time to stick it up on this one.

Thank You

Don't appologize - this is a wholely appropriate post. It points out something that I think our leaders and military strategists barely give lip service to, let alone truely acknowledge. Our streangth is in our people, the 'common man' - those called to duty, in defense of country and freedom.

Have a safe and reverent Memorial Day - and good luck with the move....