Tue, Apr 26, 2005
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives
from current news, though we reserve the right to pick quotes out
of history that have a bearing on the day's events and
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the
content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if
particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves
become future Quotes of the Day.
Let us hear from you, folks!
Aero-News Quote of the Day
"The memory of Desert One propelled a
generation, of which I am a part, to assure that America would
never again repeat that searing, transforming experience of the
25th of April 1980."
Source: Gen. Norton Schwartz (USAF), speaking
on the 25th anniversary of "Operation Eagle Claw." Otherwise known
as Desert One, the mission to rescue 53 US hostages held by
militants in Iran was aborted. Eight air crewmen were lost. But
even though the mission failed, it served as an inspiration to
citizens and service members alike -- to honor those who've fallen
in the line of duty.
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