Monday, May 25, 2015

Maintain Our Vigil

We are called to honor our own words of reverent prayer with resolution in the deeds we must perform to preserve peace and the hope of freedom.  We keep a vigil of peace around the world.  Until the world knows no aggressors, until the arms of tyranny have been laid down, until freedom has risen up in every land, we shall maintain our vigil to make sure our sons who died on foreign fields shall not have died in vain.

-- Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973), Memorial Day speech, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 30 May 1963

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