You never know. One thing leads to another. Nothing happens in a vacuum. Actions have consequences. These all sound self-evident.
Patton was not merely a great tactician, as Eisenhower seemed to think in deprecating his larger advice about the nature and purpose of World War II.
Of course it was not Reagan’s words alone that caused the Wall to come down in Berlin or the Evil Empire that built it to crumble. But the words were vital.
The unique power of the Lincoln theme is suggested by the fact that it has occasioned more titles in the world’s libraries than any other name.
The second quality of Washington’s character I want to mention is the ability to let go and knowing when to let go.
As Classics teaches us, war in classical antiquity was seen as a tragedy innate to the human condition.
When we got to Bastogne, we found the Cemetery, and I found Punchy. All I can find words to say right now is that it was a traumatic moment.
As we gathered at the railing with the Chaplain, two of the ship's crew brought out the Marine's body and covered it with an American flag.
A wounded Japanese plane crashed atop the forward turret of one of our destroyers, engulfing the bridge as well as the turret in flames.
May we now recapture our love for our constitutional system, the structure that has allowed this great Republic to grow and prosper.