Knockin' On Heaven's Door: A True Story of Courage and Sacrifice
Don Busi - Author
"Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you: Jesus Christ and the American G.I. - One died for your soul and the other for your freedom!" - Unknown.
Following are some famous (and not so famous) quotes from world leaders of our time. Most notably, the quotes are from WWII and some from recent times. I hope you enjoy this page as it is interesting and somewhat foretelling.
"Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - The United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attached by the naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan...As Commander-in-chief of the Army and Navy I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense...with confidence in our armed forces- with the unbounded determination of our people, we will gain the inevititable triumph, so help us God."
President Franklin D. Roosevelt - December 8, 1944.
"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last."
"If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favorable reference to the devil in the House of Commons."
Prime Minister Winston Churchill
"I have no further interest in the Czecho-Slovakian State, that is guaranteed. We want no Czechs..
Adolf Hitler - September 26, 1938
"Czechoslovakia has ceased to exist."
Adolf Hitler - March 15, 1939
...and when you will pass before a military cemetery, when you will see the little white crosses adorning the tombs of the soldiers of Baugnez, of Steeumont, of Rochefort and of so many little villages of the Ardennes, from the depths of your heart cry to them...THANK YOU!
Andre Defer - Belgian Writer
"This is the second time in our history that there has come back from Germany to Downing Street peace with honour. I believe it is peace in our time."
Neville Chamberlain, Sept. 30 1938, on his return from meeting with Adolf Hitler
"The world must know what happened, and never forget."
General Dwight D. Eisenhower, while visiting Nazi death camps, 1945.
"Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But the marines don't have that problem."
"If we ever forget that we're One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under."
President Ronald Reagan
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
British Statesman Edmund Burke - 1797
"A thousand years will pass and the guilt of Germany will not be erased."
Hans Frank, Nazi governor of Poland
"May God help you to understand what the fighting here and in the area was like, for there was such a distance between those who suffered and those who observed suffering from afar.
Monument inscription in the town of Rocherath, Belgium honoring the soldiers of the Battle of the Bulge.