Democracy

“Democracy is not so much a form of government as a set of principles.” — Woodrow Wilson moral character defined by use of power honor must prevail *   *   * Bald Eagle ~ American symbol of democracy • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Honor” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Torchlight

“We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own.” — Ben Sweetland “The torch America carries is one of decency and hope. It is not America’s torch alone. But it is America’s duty – and honor – to hold it high enough that all the world can see its light.” — … More Torchlight

Fallen

Fallen, but not forgotten. *   *   * Headstones in Essex, Connecticut’s Riverview Cemetery date back to the 1700’s, many with inscriptions eaten away by the elements, though still honored with plantings and flags. — Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2016