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Sometimes Liberty is a Life and Death Matter
The Endicott Memorial
"Without the Armed Forces of the United States the war would have not been won. Let us never forget our obligation, first to the ones who made the supreme sacrifice, secondly to all of the living veterans who were out there willing to do a job, and finally to all the people on the home front who did their best.
"Whenever we meet together, the memory of those who gave their lives for us will come first. The inheritance they bequeathed to us will remain for all time in our minds. We shall always appreciate the value of it. We shall always realize, also, that there is an obligation ... to make the most of that inheritance."
Thomas J. Watson Sr., Endicott Memorial Dedication, August 16, 1947
The Poughkeepsie Memorial
General Dwight D. Eisenhower: Representative American Soldier
"His brilliant military leadership emphasizes strongly the fact that by his words and deeds General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower is a symbol of America and American ideals. His life stands out strikingly against the background of our nation. He has loved and served his country with the devotion of a true son. Modestly he has accepted the tributes paid him by his nation and his countrymen. Gallantly he has given the praise to the men and women who served under him in the armed forces of the United Nations. ...
"As we hail General Eisenhower - brilliant military leader, accomplished statesman and sincere humanitarian - let us pray with firm devotion that our world may see fulfilled the desire in his heart: 'Nations shall not lift up sword against nations - neither shall they learn war any more.' "
Thomas J. Watson Sr., Representative American Soldier, THINK Magazine, 1945
Dr. Edvard Benes: President of Czechoslovakia
"Edvard Benes is one of the men of good will who has dedicated his life and talents to the cause of the small nations of Eastern Europe. His native Czechoslovakia has suffered the vicissitudes imposed upon small European nations by a world which, prior to the time of Woodrow Wilson, had given little heed to their survival. ...
"President Benes, with a vibrant singleness of purpose and the full sympathy of his people, has made Czechoslovakia, during these days in a world at war, a symbol of the smaller nationalities in the Danubian valley - nationalities which must he given full consideration in any program for an enduring peace in Europe."
Thomas J. Watson Sr., Preface to Dr. Edvard Benes,
President of Czechoslovakia, 1943
Mme. Chiang Kai-Shek: The First Lady of China
"In spite of the suffering Mme. Chiang and her people have undergone, she looks upon the future with a heart which, though it calls for justice for the countries and the people who have suffered at the hands of the Axis, is free from a desire for vengeance.
She possesses a mind sound in its ideals, unprejudiced in its reasoning and constructive in its conclusions.
"Her clear intelligence, sincerity of purpose and ardent faith in spiritual values have gone straight to the American heart. Madame Chiang's visit has inspired us to put forth our best efforts, individually and in cooperation with our government, in furnishing every possible aid to China in the winning of the war."
Thomas J. Watson Sr., The First Lady of China, 1943
When Madame Chiang Kai-shek began her tour of the United States in February, 1943, the country was in the midst of the most stupendous struggle in its history. The attack on Pearl Harbor was fourteen months old. This is in memory of that visit.
There are at least two versions of this book: 1943 and 1969.
Both were published by IBM.