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The Soldier Project

An Outreach Supporting our U. S. Service Men and Women, and our Military Operations in the Middle East Theatres by L.A Woman and Friends

From John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Speech:

"We dare not forget that we are the heirs of that first revolution. Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans -- born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage -- and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed, and, to which we are committed today at home and around the world."

"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty."

Inaugural Address of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy Washington, D.C., January 20, 1961

Statue of Liberty


Those who have fought to defend that great legacy



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"My fellow citizens, no people on earth have more cause to be thankful than ours, and, this is said reverently, in no spirit of boastfulness in our own strength, but with gratitude to the Giver of Good who has blessed us with the conditions which have enabled us to achieve so large a measure of well-being and of happiness. Much has been given us, and, much will rightfully be expected from us.

Picture of Vietnam buddies

We have duties to others and duties to ourselves, and, we can shirk neither. We have become a great nation, forced by the fact of its greatness into relations with the other nations of the earth, and, we must behave as beseems a people with such responsibilities. While ever careful to refrain from wrongdoing others, we must be no less insistent that we are not wronged ourselves.

We wish peace, but we wish the peace of justice, the peace of righteousness. We wish it because we think it is right and not because we are afraid.

No weak nation that acts manfully and justly should ever have cause to fear us, and, no strong power should ever be able to single us out as a subject for insolent aggression."

Inaugural address of President Theodore Roosevelt: Washington, D. C., March 4, 1905

Lone Soldier, Taken By Georg Meyer of Yank Magazine

© Courtesy of Yank, Picture of Lone Soldier taken by Sgt. Georg Myers

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