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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Keep Calm and Carry On


The father of our nation, George Washington, was one of the greatest leaders ever to live.  He led through the most difficult part of our nation's history.  But, as David McCullough said in his book 1776, "Washington never forgot what was at stake and he never gave up. Again and again, in letters to Congress and to his officers, and in his general orders, he had called for perseverance – for 'perseverence and spirit,' for 'patience and perseverance,' for 'unremitting courage and perseverance.' . . . Without Washington’s leadership and unrelenting perseverance, the revolution almost certainly would have failed."

This unrelenting drive for freedom formed the spirit of our great nation. We are a people who face challenges with fortitude and difficulties with determination.  We persevere.  Because we too know what's at stake--the liberty and peace of our great country.

Our nation is only as strong as its individuals.  So, as individuals, we now persevere. We now continue to pray for strength and guidance and protection. We pray for the United States of America, still the greatest nation on earth.

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