Thought for the day

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who as the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat. [Theodore Roosevelt]

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

An American Hero

Bud Moore was recently inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.  Few know he is a true American hero having been awarded two Bronze Stars with a V for valor and having earned five Purple Hearts.

Bud Moore was a big, raw-boned kid in the summer of 1944 when he pulled away from the dock in Liverpool, England. He and a couple of million like him were about to do a lot of growing up.

"They sort of briefed us," Moore, who's now one of the veteran team owners in Winston Cup stock racing, said. "They told us we were going down and having a dry run to make an amphibious landing on the English coast.... When we moved out into the Channel, all I could see was ships just as far as I could see - thousands of them, just thousands of them.

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