Quote For The Week
Here in the U. S. of A., we're celebrating Memorial Day this weekend. Tomorrow, at 3:00 PM everyone is asked to take a moment of silence to remember those who gave their lives for this country.
As I placed my flags in the brackets so they'll wave in the morning breeze, I think about my Dad who fought on D Day, a high school friend who died in Vietnam, friends who served in the armed forces, and those who are deployed today.
The wise words I've selected today are from our 26th President Theodore Roosevelt who knew something about war. You may remember him as the leader of the Rough Riders in the Spanish-American War, but you may not know that he is still the youngest President we've had: only 42 years old when he succeeded President William McKinley after McKinley's assassination.
What He Did
He fought corrupt business practices and had a rep as a trust buster, eventually dissolving 40 monopolistic corporations. His platform was the Square Deal in which he promised a fair shake for private citizens and business. Health care was one of his hot button issues. He called for national health insurance during his term. An active outdoorsman, he was one of the first who called for conservation of our national resources.
He was also a prolific writer with 35 books to his credit. Here are some of his words of wisdom.
"...the man who really counts in the world is the doer, not the mere critic, the man who actually does the work, even if roughly and imperfectly, not the man who only talks or writes about how it ought to be done."
Thank you to all who have served. I appreciate your sacrifices.