Quotes of the Day for 11 November 2002 – Veterans' Day
Today marks the anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I, a day now known in the US as Veterans' Day. I never served in the military, which probably is as positive from the perspective of the military as it is from mine. But I honor those who have served. This is to say, "Thank you!"
I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1890 - 1969
The first who was king was a fortunate soldier: Who serves his country well has no need of ancestors.
- Voltaire, 1694 - 1778
All of us who served in one war or another know very well that all wars are the glory and the agony of the young.
- Gerald R. Ford
What pity is it that we can die but once to serve our country!
- Joseph Addison, 1672 - 1719
I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer, 1875 - 1965
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