Monday, May 31, 2010

Thought For Memorial Day

“We are the responsible members of the community. We are the men who determine policies, enact legislation, issue orders. We are the ones who have commanded these young men to go forth and die for us and for our children. We are not going to do the dying ourselves… We have not asked others to die for us without good reason. But we have asked it all the same! And who among us can see another march away in his place and on his behalf to meet privations, sufferings, dangers, and perhaps death, without finding himself face to face with the fateful question, Am I worth dying for?”
-John Haynes Holmes (1879-1964), U.S. Unitarian minister and social activist