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“Do Not Tell Lies about the past”

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Though he wrote the statement “Do not tell lies about the past,” he rarely mentions the past in his notes, memoir, or private journal.  No, he was firmly focused on the future in his writings. Curious about everything, his writings are one of the great treasures of his time. From the age of 30, he was a habitual journal keeper.  What we find in his journal is the random thoughts of a man who seemed to jump from one idea ...

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The Boys of Pointe de Hoc

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I have been rediscovering great speeches and letters over the past few days. Part of my journey begins with the great speech by President Reagan on the 40th anniversary of D-Day. The Boys of Pointe de Hoc speech, written by Peggy Noonan, is a vivid reminder of the courage and selflessness of an earlier generation. The video (look to the left) posted this week on the blog gives you a short part of the speech. For a ...

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