Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Upon the brink

‘Tis time, my friend, ‘tis time!
For rest the heart is aching;
Days follow days in flight, and every day is taking
Fragments of being, while together you and I
Make plans to live. Look, all is dust, and we shall die.

- Aleksandr Pushkin, 'Tis Time, My Friend


RabidAlien said...


wolfwalker said...

Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen
of the Allied Expeditionary Force!

You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which you have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.

-- from General Dwight David Eisenhower's notice to his troops before the invasion of Normandy, June 1944