And so a hundred years ago, at the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, the war that was to end all wars came to an end. For those of that generation it came to be called the Great War but an even greater more destructive one would come to be in the next generation. World War One would be followed by World War Two and lesser wars would continue to be unto our own times.
We give pause, at this time, and on this day each year
to remember those who served,
those who sacrificed,
and those who paid the final price.
“The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.” Dwight D. Eisenhower
“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” Winston Churchill
“If you put the cart before the horse, instead of looking at one you are one.” Title gives you a clue.
“Destination, Route, Vehicle, Driver, and not the other way around.”
“On this day we pause to remember,
Those who served,
Those who sacrificed,
And those who paid, the final price.”
“A politician … is a man who thinks of the next election; while the statesman thinks of the next generation.” James Freeman Clarke
The old joke is that a statesman is a dead politician. The difference between them is the same as that between an amateur and a professional.
“What’s the difference between an Amateur and a Professional?
An Amateur it’s about them and a Professional it’s about the job.”
“Nations become failed states when the Rule of Law becomes
the Rule of One, the Rule of the Few, or the Rule of the mob.”
“Fools listen to what they want to hear. The wise listen to that which they don’t.”