In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility–I welcome it. I do not believe that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other generation. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it–and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.
And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you–ask what you can do for your country.
“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” Rainier Rilke
Michigan is once again alive with that striking yellow-green of early May and the swirling sounds of swollen creeks. Fleming Creek flows, rapidly now, through a woods near University of Michigan’s Matthaei Gardens.