“When the time of danger comes, all Americans, whatever their social standing, whatever their creed, whatever the training they have received, no matter from what section of the country they have come, stand together as men, as Americans, and are content to face the same fate and do the same duties because fundamentally they all alike have the common purpose to serve the glorious flag of their common country.”

– Theodore Roosevelt

Source: Address at the Yale Alumni Dinner, The Oxford Club, Brooklyn, NY (March 3, 1899)
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