Below is an email I sent out a few years back…
We in this country, in this generation, are — by destiny rather than choice — the watchmen on the walls of world freedom. We ask, therefore, that we may be worthy of our power and responsibility — that we may exercise our strength with wisdom and restraint — and that we may achieve in our time and for all time the ancient vision of “peace on earth, good will toward men.” That must always be our goal — and the righteousness of our cause must always underlie our strength. For as was written long ago: “except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.” – John Fitzgerald Kennedy
While in Dallas this time I wanted to make sure it made it to see the Texas Book Depository and the scene of that fateful event.
Near the museum they had the excerpt above. It was intended to be part of a speech the President was to give later that same day.
His words seem just as powerful today as I am sure they would have been during that time.
We are tasked with a great responsibility.
To protect and build upon the progress of previous generations. To take the sacrifices made by others and turn them into a better and brighter future.
Words like these are a great reminder.
That we have something to work toward. That what we do matters and adds to an already great legacy.
Be inspired as you go about your day today.
Make it a great day.