Yes, the attention this day should not be stolen, so go and honor a veteran. And, if you do not know a veteran, you need to ask yourself why you have such a limited circle, and go meet a veteran. They are some of the nicest people.
Subject opinion to coercion: whom will you make your inquisitors? Fallible men, governed by bad passions, by private as well as public reasons. And why subject it to coercion? To produce uniformity? But is uniformity of opinion desirable? No more than of face and stature.
- Thomas Jefferson
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