Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Shakespeare and our 230th Independence Day

Shakespeare wrote that "...whoever had shed his blood with me shall be my brother." On this 230th Independence Day, let us especially honor those brothers who went in harm's way under the American flag, from the American Revolution to the Iraqi War.

Whoever lives past today and comes
home safely will rouse himself every
year on this day, show his neighbor his
scars, and tell embellished stories of all
their great feats of battle.

These stories will teach his son and
from this day until the end of the world,
we shall be remembered.

We few, we happy few, we band of
brothers; for whoever has shed his blood
with me shall be my brother.

And those men afraid to go will think
themselves lesser men as they hear of
how we fought and died together.

--William Shakespeare
---Walter Haan, www.war-books.com

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