Events of October 1962 indicated, as they had all through history, that …

Events of October 1962 indicated, as they had all through history, that control of the sea means security. Control of the seas can mean peace. Control of the seas can mean victory. The United States must control the seas if it is to protect your security…. John F. Kennedy
President John F. Kennedy, 6 June 1963, on board USS Kitty Hawk.

It is now the moment when by common consent we pause to …

It is now the moment when by common consent we pause to become conscious of our national life and to rejoice in it, to recall what our country has done for each of us, and to ask ourselves what we can do for our country in return. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Memorial Day 1884 address made by the Supreme Court Justice, who had fought in the Civil War. Echoed by President John F. Kennedy in his Inaugural Address in 1962

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