Letter to the Editor

Let's give thanks for those who fight for freedom

Wednesday, May 14, 2003

To the editor:

I clipped the following out of a magazine I was reading. It is so true.

"Let's thank God for the brave men and women who risked their lives for freedom. We do well to take to hear the words of John Stuart Mill, who wrote, 'War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. ... A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight -- nothing he cares about more than his own safety -- is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept by the exertions of better men than himself.'"


Marble Hill, Mo.