Yor Ryeter

[1: 1,081 of 10,000] Heart Breaking Letter

In Question on July 13, 2013 at 7:27 PM

Dear Madam:

I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant-General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle. I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save.

I pray that our heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln


Today I finally watched “Saving Private Ryan” and the letter that was written by Abraham Lincoln was eloquently written.

I asked again “why there need to be a war” when it can just brutally kill people defending a sometime crooked definition of a real freedom? Or the ugly truth is it protects an ego for power and succeed to dominate the weak. It is sad that after all what we thought we could have learn from war, it still exists today in the modern world. Is it a great catalyst that has to exist to initiate a change?

Respect + Kindness + Love

If we knew those words and truly live them, there need not be any war.

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