Too Beautiful for Veterans
by Bob Rosebrock, Staff Writer
"BEAUTY, HONOR, COUNTRY"
An Ugly Insult Against America's Active Duty Military and Veterans
Since 1898, The United States Military Academy has had the words "Duty, Honor, Country" proudly emblazoned on its coat of arms and boldly engraved on some of its oldest buildings. The motto has become such a distinct code for Military leadership and loyalty to our country that this time-honored creed is firmly embedded into the hearts and minds of all who actively serve in our Armed Forces, regardless of his or her respective branch of service, or rank of duty.
In his famed "Duty, Honor, Country" speech given to the West Point Cadets in 1962, General Douglas MacArthur resolutely declared: "Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying points: 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."
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