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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!"

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The quotes:

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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