Abraham Lincoln speaks

This quote, or portions of it, are sprinkled all over the veteran’s hospital where Dad was 2 weeks ago, and I have decided that I like it, and it is just right for today.  It is a funny thing, if you go read most of the writings from the early days of our country they are right on for today.  Check out a little Patrick Henry, or Abraham Lincoln, or if that is too hard, try John, Paul, George and Ben by Lane Smith (its a kids book, you can do it).  Get all patriotic today, and hug someone who has borne the battle, if you can (maybe warn them first though).

“With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation’s wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan – to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations.”   
Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865.

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