FREEDOM ISN’T FREE…TO THE DEFENDERS OF OUR FREEDOM PAST AND PRESENT
LADY LIBERTAS SALUTES YOU.
WE ARE HUMBLED BY YOUR SERVICE TO LIBERTY & THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
GOD BLESS & KEEP YOU ALL!
I HEREBY NOMINATE NOV. 11 KISS A VET DAY – SMOOOOOOOOOCH!
The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave …
— Patrick Henry
These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
— Thomas Paine, The American Crisis
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again. Who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause. Who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
— Theodore Roosevelt, The Man in the Arena
History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.
— General Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1890–1969
Of the four wars in my lifetime none came about because the U.S. was too strong.
— Ronald Reagan