Friday, May 26, 2006

The Friday Furo Questus

Questus Furore - Remember
"Go tell the Spartans, thou that passeth by here,
That here, obedient to their laws, we lie."
- inscription at Thermopylae

All we have of freedom, all we use or know -
This our fathers bought for us long and long ago.
~Rudyard Kipling, The Old Issue, 1899

Next Monday is Memorial Day. Between the barbeques, picnics, and boat trips, take a moment to remember.

Remember those that serve, those that served, and those "still on patrol." Ultimately, they did it for you and me.

They chose to serve something greater than themselves.

Recommended Reading
Argghhh!, "Memorial Day 2006."

James S. Robbins, "Remembering Frankie."

"Five Days in May - The Loss of the U.S.S. Scorpion."

Victor Davis Hanson, "Looking Back at Iraq."

Cathy Seipp, "Dear Useful Idiot."

Kathryn Lopez, "Lost City."

Thought of the Week(end)
"Those who will may raise monuments of marble to perpetuate the fame of heroes. Those who will may build memorial halls to remind those who shall gather there in after times what manhood could do and dare for right, and what high examples of virtue and valor have gone before them. But let us make our offering to the ever-living soul. Let us build our benefactions in the ever-growing heart, that they shall live and rise and spread in blessing beyond our sight, beyond the ken of man and beyond the touch of time."
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, Memorial Day 1884

Churchill Quote of the Week
"Be of good cheer. The hour of your deliverance will come. The soul of freedom is deathless. It cannot and will not perish."
Winston Churchill
Broadcast, London, 11th September 1940


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