It’s important to take a minute out of our busy lives and remember those who gave theirs, or put theirs on hold, to ensure that we can continue to enjoy the liberties and freedoms that we have come to take for granted. I am always appreciative of those who have served.
I am now reading the newest Chernow biography, Grant, about our 18th President of the United States. One of our most underestimated and little known two term Presidents, Grant is coming to life in nearly 1000 pages for me as I work my way through this biography noting Grant’s mercurial life and his transformative impact on our country’s history. But today, I was particularly looking at quotes from Grant regarding military service, given his own reputation as an inspired leader and had a plethora to choose from but settled for the following:
“Although a solider by profession, I have never felt any sort of fondness for war, and I have never advocated it, except as a means of peace.”