Inter Mission: Jefferson, Lincoln & Roosevelt inspire us to 'March Forth!'

March 3, 2010

Breaking form a bit today with today's Inter Mission.

(For those of you who are paying super close attention and are sticklers for consistency, I typically post one of my cartoons/greeting cards in this mid-week slot.)

BUT THIS IS WAY TOO GOOD TO PASS UP:

It turns out that March 4th was the day that 3 of our most visionary presidents took the stage and made their Inaugural Address. How perfect, right? A speech about beginnings on the one day of the year that, thanks to word play, we can equate with "marching forth"!

Thomas Jefferson: March 4, 1801

Abraham Lincoln: March 4, 1861

Franklin D. Roosevelt: March 4, 1933

I hope everyone is getting ready to MARCH FORTH tomorrow, March 4th (whether that means figuratively with your personal life objective, and/or literally with regards to the marching video idea from Monday).

As you ponder and prepare, I will leave you with these Inaugural Address quotes to inspire and get the blood pumping...

"I shall often go wrong through defect of judgment. When right, I shall often be thought wrong by those whose positions will not command a view of the whole ground. I ask your indulgence for my own errors, which will never be intentional, and your support against the errors of others, who may condemn what they would not if see in all its parts." --Thomas Jefferson, March 4, 1801

"We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature." -- Abraham Lincoln, March 4th, 1861

"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt, March 4, 1933

See you back here Friday,

miss amy k.r.