A friend sent this video to me. I looked up the story behind the young man killed in WW1 trying to do his duty. It is a powerful statement as to why we are who we are- separate from the rest of humanity. Regardless of what the Progressive try to say, we are unique in the history of mankind. We are Americans. People who say different sound petty in the shadow of Reagan’s message.
Here is the story and Treptow’s pledge.
Under [a] marker lies a young man, Martin Treptow, who left his job in a small town barbershop in 1917 to go France with the famed Rainbow Divsion. There, on the western front, he was killed trying to carry a message between battalions under heavy artillery fire. We’re told that on his body was found a diary. On the flyleaf under the heading “My Pledge,” he had written these words: “America must win this war. Therefore I will work, I will save, I will sacrifice, I will endure, I will fight cheerfully and do my utmost, as if the issue of the whole struggle depended on me alone.”
You simply cannot duplicate America. We should take better care of her.