William The Coroner’s Forensic Files

Sunday, 30, May, 2010

Nolite umquam oblivisci

Filed under: In Memoriam — williamthecoroner @ 18:43

Never Forget.

Never forget that the freedoms we enjoy were paid for in blood. The founders pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their honour to establish them and young men died to keep them.

Never forget that freedoms are hard to maintain, and we must be vigilant and avoid external and internal enemies. Freedom must be maintained not only at the borders but at the ballot box. That corruption is insidious, and might be more dangerous than a blustering demagogue. It is also worth remembering that the worst devils have the fairest faces and the most seductive voices.

Never forget that there are many symbols on the gravestones, and many skin colours of the people underneath them but blood is always red.

Never forget that there are men still on duty, from the jungles of southeast Asia to the beaches of Normandy, from Bellau Wood to the Coral Sea.

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2 Comments »

  1. Thank you for remembering William.

    Comment by Old NFO — Sunday, 30, May, 2010 @ 20:16 | Reply

  2. I thought you might like this. http://www.dcoe.health.mil/blog/article.aspx?id=1&postid=102

    Comment by Suz — Monday, 31, May, 2010 @ 07:59 | Reply


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