In recognition of Veterans Day, I am reposting something from the archives. Eleanor Roosevelt’s prayer still feels particularly relevant.
Lest I continue
My complacent way
Help me to remember
Somehow out there
A man died for me today.
As long as there be war
Then I must
Ask and answer
Am I worth dying for?
–Prayer Eleanor Roosevelt kept in her wallet during WWII
My daughter dressed up as Eleanor Roosevelt at school one day this spring. She liked that they shared a first name, and when she got the assignment to research and dress up as an historical figure, her choice was easy. So I thought of both Eleanors when I walked past the plaque above during a visit to Pearl Harbor two weeks ago.
Eleanor Roosevelt’s prayer is placed along a walk that allows one views of the USS Arizona Memorial, and I almost missed it. Coming from a family which includes two…
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