Sunday, November 12, 2006

Veteran's Day - 2006

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

The ordinary man is involved in action, the hero acts. An immense difference.
-Henry Miller (1891-1980)

In war the heroes always outnumber the soldiers ten to one.
-Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956)

True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost. - Arthur Ashe

We can't all be heroes because somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.
-Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)

A hero is someone we can admire without apology
-Kitty Kelley

It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.
-Norman Schwarzkopf

....The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here....
-Abraham Lincoln, from the Gettysburg Address November 19, 1863


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