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Saturday, August 14, 2010

War...

Sgt. Mike Strank
KIA March 1, 1945, Iwo Jima
He was 25 years old.

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War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things.
The decayed & degraded state of moral & patriotic feeling
which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.

The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight,
nothing which is more important than his own personal safety,
is a miserable creature & has no chance of being free unless
made & kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.


John Stuart Mill

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2 comments:

Jane Ellen said...

What a wonderful quote. . . There are things worth fighting for, and many in our world need to recognize that! As plausible as pacifism sounds, it really is a dangerous, unbiblical mindset.

So good to hear from you again!

Love,
Jane Ellen

Millie said...

So powerful...and true.

Thanks, Emily!