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Honor, Duty and Country - Veterans Day 2009
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2009, 13:04:21 PM »
Honor, Duty and Country are 3 words that define a Veteran.  This is to honor those who served aboard the USS King DLG-10 and DDG-41.     
A portion of General Douglas MacArthur's Farewell Speech Given to the
Corps of Cadets at West Point, May 12, 1962

"Duty," "honor," "country" -- those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you want to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying point to build courage when courage seems to fail, to regain faith when there seems to be little cause for faith, to create hope when hope becomes forlorn?

They teach you to be proud and unbending in honest failure, but humble and gentle in success; not to substitute words for action; not to seek the path of comfort, but to face the stress and spur of difficulty and challenge; to learn to stand up in the storm, but to have compassion on those who fall; to master yourself before you seek to master others; to have a heart that is clean, a goal that is high; to learn to laugh, yet never forget how to weep; to reach into the future, yet never neglect the past; to be serious, yet never take yourself too seriously; to be modest so that you will remember the simplicity of true greatness; the open mind of true wisdom, the meekness of true strength...

For the full text go to http://www.uss-king.com/MacArthur.shtml
« Last Edit: November 11, 2009, 13:07:38 PM by Chuck White »
Chuck White 1963-1967
BT3, EB Division, USS King DLG-10
USS King (DLG-10/DDG-41) Association Webmaster
2011-2017 Communications Director

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