The Majesty of Calmness

Calmness is the rarest quality in human life. It is the poise of a great nature, in harmony with itself and its ideals. It is the moral atmosphere of a life self-reliant and self-controlled. Calmness is singleness of purpose, absolute … Continue reading

True Glory Can Only Be Born of Pain

From every side of the parade grounds, with habitual and quite natural enthusiasm, a huge crowd watches a trooping of the Queen’s Royal Grenadiers in their ceremonial uniforms. New military tactics forced uniforms like these into obsolescence long ago. Nevertheless, … Continue reading

The Paratrooper’s Prayer

The Paratrooper’s Prayer was written by Second Lieutenant André Louis Arthur Zirnheld, a parachutist in the Free French Army. While serving with the British SAS deep behind enemy lines in Libya, he was killed in action on July 27, 1942. … Continue reading

Trooping the Colors at Brown University

There is something about toy soldiers that brings out the boy in every man. Before toys became genderless and pacifistic, the toy soldier was the mainstay of countless boyhood games. How many boys marched their soldiers into battle, staged mock … Continue reading

They Tied His Hands Because He Did Good

Why didst Thy executioners bind Thee, O Lord? What had Thy hands done, that they should be tied? Who can say, Lord, what glory these hands gave to God when they first received the kisses of Our Lady and Saint … Continue reading

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