“The mothers and fathers of America will give you their sons and daughters … with the confidence in you that you will not needlessly waste their lives.
“And you dare not.
“That’s the burden the mantle of leadership places upon you.
“You could be the person who gives the orders that will bring about the deaths of thousands and thousands of young men and women.
“It is an awesome responsibility.
“You cannot fail.
“You dare not fail…”
— General H. Norman Schwarzkopf
As we remember those who have fought, we must think of those who fight today.
We must make certain their battles are for America’s sake, and that the war will be won.
Their sacrifices deserve nothing less.