Sunday, November 11, 2007

The Willing

Every Remembrance Day it's traditional to recite the famous poem "In Flanders Fields".

But here's an anonymous quote more revelant to the current Canadian military situation in Afghanistan:

We the willing, led by the unknowing, doing the impossible for the ungrateful;We've done so much for so long with so little, we are now qualified to do anything with nothing.


Anonymous said...

Always liked that saying, I've seen it on the walls of a lot of workplaces too. (real conservative)

Anonymous said...

I like that one.

Here's another quote that I have always found inspiring and quite accurate:

"I do not know what is true. I do not know the meaning of the universe. But in the midst of doubt, in the collapse of creeds, there is one thing that I do not doubt... that the faith is true and adorable which leads a soldier to throw away his life in obedience to a blindly accepted duty, in a cause which he little understands, in a plan of campaign of which he has little notion, under tactics of which he does not see the use."

-Oliver Wendall Holmes Jr.

Thank you, Canadian veterans, for your sacrifice and bravery!