Heroes of the Faith by Edgar De Witt Jones
. . . continued from Wednesday's post.
By faith James Madison gave richly of his scholarly mind to form the Federal Constitution.
By faith Andrew Jackson fought the battle of the impoverished and underprivileged many against the privileged few.
By faith Abraham Lincoln bore the awful burden of four purgatorial years seeking to preserve the Federal Union.
By faith he carried a dreadful war to its conclusion without hate in his heart saying, "I have not only suffered for the South, I have suffered with the South."
By faith Woodrow Wilson in the dreadful heartbreak of a world war dreamed a dream of a warless world in which the nations should be leagued together to keep the peace.
By faith he glimpsed that promised land which, like Moses, he might not enter.
And what shall I more say?
For time would fail me if I should tell of that unnumbered host:
and obscure citizens
who bore unimagined burdens
sacrificed in silence
and endured nobly
that a government of the people
for the people
and by the people
might not perish from the earth.
May we never take our freedoms for granted!
Love live the memories of our true American heroes and heroines!