"Badges? We ain't got no badges! We don't need no badges! I don't have to show you any stinking badges! ~ The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, 1948.
Today's blog is dedicated to "The Warden"
Thank you, MSG, from the Men and Women you have served with in the US Army and from the indebted citizens of this great country.
Best wishes, MSG, we will miss you!
“A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle; and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.” ~ George William Curtis
“We are face to face with our destiny and we must meet it with a high and resolute courage. For us it is the life of action, of strenuous performance of duty; let us live in the harness, striving mightily; let us rather run the risk of wearing out than rusting out” ~ Theodore Roosevelt.
"Reputation is what the world thinks a man is; character is what he really is." ~ Anonymous.
"As Americans, we go forward, in the service of our country, by the will of God" ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt.
“Honor is like the eye, which cannot suffer the least impurity without damage. It is a precious stone, the price of which is lessened by a single flaw” ~ Unknown
"Character, not circumstances, make the person." ~ Booker T. Washington.
"Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace" ~ Amelia Earhart.
I must add with regards to "Operation Kite Flying".....
Perseverance ~ steady and continued action or belief, usually over a long period and especially despite difficulties or setbacks.
“That a man is successful who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much, who has gained the respect of the intelligent men and the love of children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who leaves the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who never lacked appreciation of earth's beauty or failed to express it; who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had.” Robert Louis Stevenson