This Day We Fight

As the battle for the direction of our nation continues, I ponder the words of Aragorn:

“Hold your ground! Hold your ground!

Sons of Gondor, of Rohan, my brothers,

I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me.

A day may come when the courage of men fails,

when we forsake our friends

and break all bonds of fellowship,

but it is not this day.

An hour of wolves and shattered shields,

when the age of men comes crashing down,

but it is not this day!

This day we fight!!

By all that you hold dear on this good Earth,

I bid you stand, Men of the West!!!”

—King Aragorn’s battle speech at the Black Gate from Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

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