This movie clip stil gives me the chills everytime I see it. I hope that one day someone steps up and attains the mantle of Patton in our fight against Islam. You can take out the word Nazi from his monologue and replace it with Muslim.
And this letter doesn't carry the same power without the music flowing in the background, but when they read it during Saving Private Ryan, it was a tear-jerker. This was a letter written to Mrs. Bixby when it was believed that her 5 sons had been killed in battle. Apparently only 2 were killed, one deserted and the others returned home. Still a touching letter from the White House to someone who had given their most valuable treasure so that our country would continue as one.
|Abraham Lincoln 1809 - 1865 |
Mrs. Bixby Letter
November 21, 1864
Dear Madam, I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant-General of Massachusetts, that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle. I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours, to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of Freedom. Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,