Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month

"...traditions of things endured and things accomplished, such as regiments hand down forever; and the faith of men and the love of women; and that abstract thing called patriotism, which I never heard combat soldiers mention -- all this passes into the forward zone, to the point of contact, where war is girt with horrors.  Common men endure these horrors and overcome them, along with the insistent yearnings of the belly and the reasonable promptings of fear; and in this, I think, is glory.”

~ John Thomason, Fix Bayonets!


Anonymous said...

bless you and all service members and volunteers

Sam said...

Thank you for your past and continuing service to our country, Shay.