Thursday, September 24, 2015

"After Commandore McDonoug's great victory over the British fleet on Lake Champlain, the commander of the of the British land forces sent to him to inquire the secret of his success. He replied, "Hard fighting." He pushed on the battle, though his ship was riddled with shot, twice on fire and in a sinking condition. He was twice knocked down, and reported killed, but revived and returned to the gun, which he sighted in till the victory was gained."
Now, though our battles are no doubt less, we can learn a measure of courage from McDonoug's spirit. "Fight the good fight."

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