TR In His Own Words: Roosevelt Points Duty for New Year

Dec 31, 2015

Theodore Roosevelt writes a New Year’s address telling the American people they must make sacrifices at home in order for the war to be won. He includes a statement his son Ted Roosevelt made to his troops. 

“We inherit as free men this fair and mighty land only because our fathers and forefathers had iron in their blood. We can leave our heritage undiminished to those who come after us only if we in our turn show a resolute and rugged manliness in the dark days of trial that have come upon us. Let us all individually and collectively do our whole duty with brave hearts.”

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Posted by Pamela Pierce on Dec 31, 2015 in Current Events  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

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