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Sweet and glorious it is to die for our country.

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Source Notes: Source: HORACE, Odes, book 3, ode 2, line 13.The Works of Horace, trans. J. C. Elgood, p. 58 .There have been various translations of this sentence, including that in the Modern Library edition, The Complete Works of Horace, p. 217 , For country tis a sweet and seemly thing to die. Ernest Hemingway, Notes on the Next War, Esquire, September 1935, p. 156, said, They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for ones country. But in modern war there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying.

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Charles Horace Mayo (July 19, 1865 May 26, 1939) was an American medical practitioner and a co-founder of the Mayo Clinic.

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