"Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain."
@1 year ago with 17734 notes
"My father just looked straight ahead, and I looked straight ahead, and then he cleared his throat and said, ‘America has been good to us. It has given me two jobs. It has given you and your sisters and brothers education. We all love this country. Whatever you do, do not dishonor your country. Remember — never dishonor your family. And if you must give your life, do so with honor.’ I knew exactly what he meant. I said, ‘Yes, sir. Good-bye.’"
@1 year ago with 57 notes
Senator Daniel Inouye’s father - subjected to wartime prejudice as a Japanese-American - sends his son off to fight Nazis on behalf of Uncle Sam. (via greatestgeneration