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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Angel Flight

Back in the day... the 70's... when I was newly married for the first time, Angel Flight was the name of a clothing line. Even though there were angel flights returning from Viet Nam on a daily basis, we didn't hear much about them. They were unheralded. Any stories on them seemed tainted with bitterness and disrespect. It was a truly unpopular war and it was my generation's war. There were two fields of combat; one in the jungles of Southeast Asia and the other on the streets of the USA. Those of us who served were caught up in both. Our Angel Flights came in without fanfare, without much respect, except from the families and friends of those on board.

There seems to be something different going on today. More appreciation for the soldiers, sailors, and airmen who are putting their lives on the line in foreign lands. More respect for the sacrifices they are making. Maybe that's why this song is so important.

Take a few minutes to listen, to reflect on the men and women who are at risk for taking that flight home.

1 comment:

Paul E. Giroux said...

Thanks Doug ..... good stuff