Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Stuff from DC

Hello all,

I have been in DC for a week and a half now. Things here are great. As you can tell by watching the news and such the current hot topic is filibusters and judicial nominations. I don’t have much to add other than that it is a divisive issue. Any way enough about politics.

Here are a few quotes from my trip to the WW II monument.

Pearl Harbor: December 7, 1941
A date that will live in infamy… no matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people, in their righteous might, will win through to absolute victory.
- President Franklin D. Roosevelt

Battle of Midway June 4-7, 1942
They had no right to win, yet they did, and in doing so they changed the course of a war…even against the greatest of all odds, there is something in the human spirit, a magic blend of skill, faith and valor, that can lift men from certain defeat to incredible victory.
- Walter Lord Author

The Wars End
Today the guns are silent a great tragedy has ended. A great victory has been won. The skies no longer rain death. The seas bear only commerce, men everywhere walk upright in the sunlight. The entire world is quietly at peace.
- General Douglas McArthur

Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifice.
- President Harry S Truman

The heroism of our own troops… was matched by that of the armed forces of the nations that fought by our side. They absorbed the blows and they shared to the full in the destruction of the enemy.
- President Harry S Truman

We are determined that before the sun sets on this terrible struggle our flag will be recognized throughout the world as a symbol of freedom on the one hand and of the overwhelming force on the other.
- General George C Marshal

D-Day June 6, 1944
You are about to embark upon the great crusade toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle.
- General Dwight D Eisenhower

And from the Korean War monument:

Our nation honors her sons and daughters who answered the call to defend a country they never knew and people they never met. Korea 1950-1953

Unfortunately as I type this I am listen to Hilary Clinton rant and rave which has put me in somewhat of a bad mood.

For any of you that have the opportunity, you MUST visit Washington D.C. When I have more time I will further elaborate on the goings on here in DC.



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