"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died.
Rather we should thank God that such men lived."
General George S. Patton, Jr.
(1885-1945) US Army General
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A great and honorable perspective.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    True but we should also hold Generals responsible for disastrous decisions.
     -- Waffler, Smith     
     -- J Carlton, Calgary      
    General Patton wants us to remember the benefits of war, not the costs. I believe both should be weighed equally.
     -- Justin, Elkland     
    Justin, what on earth does your comment have to do with the quote? How do you know what Patton wanted us to remember ? Thank God that we had men like George Patton are we could all be speaking German now.
     -- jim k, Austin,Tx     
    Those that have died while trying to keep the living free deserve the highest honors. It is a gift the living can not truly know whilst they still live.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    REALLY BAD quote. After all, the 2 (mourning & thanking) aren't mutually exclusive.
     -- Laura, New York     
    It is interesting, this quote, in that is makes one think about what is being said here. The second sentence actually gives much respect to the first and it seems that is overlooked by some. I give it 5 stars.
     -- Abigail, Newport     
    About Gen. George S. Patten I have a copy of "America's Steamroller", a story about a hero. One who GOD raised up "for such a time as this" . We need one such as him in the white house now. I am sure he is at home with his Saviour.
     -- Duncan Campbell, Castleton-on-Hudson     
    A man of faith who read his Bible daily, knowing who he was, where he came from and where he was going and what he was going to do when he got there.Giving thanks to God and asking for guidance from God all the way. for freedoms sake.
     -- R. Pittman, Salem     
    While an excellent General, George was capable of stupid statements like this. Sheesh! Go figure.
     -- Luigi, Fort Worth     
    Call it mourning or contemplation, shouldn't much time, inquiry, and investigation be spent on understanding why this carnage, death, destruction occurred in the first place? Should we continue to behave as foolish, mindless, destroyers or could we possibly humanely respond as rational beings and implement a nonviolent resolution?
     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
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