Nov 10, 2008

Veteran's Day 2008

"The men of Normandy had faith that what they were doing was right, faith that they fought for all humanity, faith that a just God would grant them mercy on this beachhead or on the next. It was the deep knowledge -- and pray God we have not lost it -- that there is a profound, moral difference between the use of force for liberation and the use of force for conquest. You were here to liberate, not to conquer, and so you and those others did not doubt your cause. And you were right not to doubt. You all knew that some things are worth dying for. One's country is worth dying for, and democracy is worth dying for, because it's the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man."

- Ronald Reagan, 40th anniversary of the D-Day invasion at Normandy, France

To our beloved American heroes, we, the free, thank you!




Joanne said...

Indeed, and the best way for us to truly thank those who died and fought for our freedom is to never forget what they fought for and to never allow their good fight to be in vain.

God Bless the lot of them, have mercy on their souls, and resurrect them to eternal life. Amen.

Churchill's Parrot said...

My Dear Joanne,

Amen amen!



Findalis said...

Freedom is never easy or cheap. It comes at a high price. Let us never forget that price.