Signs of the Times

[Editorial in the Frederick Leader, Oklahoma]

Memorial Day is chiefly valuable to us because of the fact that it may remind us of the price of our liberties, and the manner of their achievement. From the beginning of recorded time, those institutions and those privileges which men hold most dearly have been "bought with a price"—the price being the great love of men and women for others of their kind—the selfless love which gives itself for those whom its possessor knows not, and which lays upon the altar of Principle even life itself.

Thus are milestones marked in the progress of humankind by the blood of its martyrs—and the martyrs, sainted in their sacrifice, pass on to greater heights of knowledge and of service, leaving those who survive the privilege of eating of the fruits of the trees of liberty, of knowledge, and of spiritual attainment.

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May 28, 1932

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