Renewing the American Spirit

Patriot Week begins on 9/11 and ends on 9/17 (the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution (Constitution Day)) and renews America’s spirit by celebrating the First Principles, Founding Fathers and other Patriots, vital documents and speeches, and flags that make America the greatest nation in world history. Many of current holidays have become overly commercialized or have lost their deeper meaning. We need to invigorate our appreciation and understanding of America’s spirit. This blog is dedicated to keeping the spirit of Patriot Week - and America - alive all year long.....

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Be True to Purpose

"Must be true to purpose.
 If not, what.
 Our principles will triumph." 
--Abraham Lincoln, September 16, 1859.

At the low point of Lincoln's career - after he had suffered a stinging defeat in his election bid against U.S. Senator Stephen Douglas - and before he believed he could ever be President - Lincoln wrote down these thoughts in his notes for a speech at Columbus, Ohio.

How simple these thoughts are.  And how true they ring today.  Be true to purpose.  If not, what? Our principles will triumph.

Learn more about Lincoln at Patriot Week and America's Survival Guide

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