24 August 2018


By Andy Weddington
Friday, 24 August 2018

Every good citizen adds to the strength of a nation. Gordon B. Hinckley

While browsing a local museum bookstore I happened upon an attractive, blue with decorative gold design and text, 5 x 3.5 inches hard cover 40 pages book - about a quarter of an inch thick.

And bought it.  

The content two addresses by Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), 22nd President of the United States: 'Good Citizenship' and 'Patriotism and Holiday Observance' - speeches delivered in 1903 and 1907 respectively. 

President Grover Cleveland
By Anders Zorn
(Image from Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery)

As often my way, second read first. 

A couple of days ago a reread of 'Good Citizenship.'

Beautiful prose.

Beautiful too the message - a description of today's America; as if President Cleveland a prophet. 

What might the consequence(s) were every American to read and take to heart and practice President Cleveland's message?

I don't know but following is link to a free PDF. 

Be a good citizen! 

Take 10 minutes. 


The second address, 'Patriotism and Holiday Observance' is well worth the 10 minutes, too. 

Pass along. 

No comments: