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"A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle; and patriotism is loyalty to that principle."
-- George William Curtis
It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt.
-- John Philpot Curran Speech upon the Right of Election (1790)
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Day Web Page
The Origins of Veterans Day from the VFW
The virtual wall (Vietnam Memorial) a digital legacy for remembrance
National Park Service's web site for the Vietnam Memorial in D.C.
This year the wall celebrates it's 20th anniversary, with ceremonies that include reading all the names of those list.
Data on Veterans from the US Census Bureau