America Must Win This War January 5, 2009Posted by reaganquotes in Reagan, sacrifice, War.
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Under one … marker [in Arlington National Cemetery] lies a young man, Martin Treptow, who left his job in a small town barbershop in 1917 to go to France with the famed Rainbow Division. There, on the western front, he was killed trying to carry a message between battalions under heavy artillery fire.
We’re told that on his body was found a diary. On the flyleaf under the heading “My Pledge,” he had written these words: “America must win this war. Therefore I will work, I will save, I will sacrifice, I will endure, I will fight cheerfully and do my utmost, as if the issue of the whole struggle depended on me alone.”
Inaugural Address, West Front of the U.S. Capitol, January 20, 1981