The Words of Warriors

Abraham Lincoln said…”Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.”
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) 16th President of the United States.

Napoleon Hill said…”Edison failed 10,000 times before he made the electric light. Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times.
Napoleon Hill (1883-1970) American speaker and writer.

Robert Frost said…”In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on.”
Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

Unbroken : A World War II Story of Survival, Resiliance, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

Unbroken

 

As Memorial Day approaches, take a detour from the usual genre of teen literature and read a truly astonishing story of hope and survival.  Louis Zamperini was an Italian-American Olympic runner whose plane goes down in World War 2, and he and two other men drift on a raft for a long time.   They knew the situation was dire, but they had hope and so they survived. When Louis was placed in a POW camp by the Japanese army after he was captured from an island, he  suffered unspeakable atrocities but he wanted to live  because he had a family and friends.  This story is about how strong our minds can be and truly show how mind over matter works.   Honor those who gave us freedom and be thankful we live in the land of the free.