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Ohio's Monument to General Anthony Wayne 19

Ohio's Monument to General Anthony Wayne  19

of governing the world. So long as force may be in-

voked in behalf of injustice and wrong, so long must

force be ready to meet and crush force when thus em-

ployed; as Washington said, "We must keep ourselves

in a reasonable posture of defense." (Applause.)

After more than one hundred and fifty years of na-

tionality, the sword of Washington and Wayne was

never drawn except in defense of American rights or

human rights and was never sheathed in dishonor. To-

night that sword rests securely in its scabbard. But if

it shall ever be necessary again to draw it, it will only

be drawn in defense of American rights or in defense

of human rights and it will never be sheathed in dis-

honor. (Applause.)

But in peace as well as in war, the perpetuity of this

nation depends upon keeping alive the spirit of Wash-

ington and Wayne in the hearts of American people.

Forgetful of self, rejecting ease and comfort and peace

for the arduous service of the camp and field, these

heroes will ever be an inspiring example to all Ameri-

cans. Let us build monuments to them like this, com-

memorating their valorous deeds; let us build monu-

ments to them in a Republic strong, prosperous and just;

above all, fellow countrymen, let us build shrines to

them in our hearts, upon which shall ever be kept glow-

ing the love of country.





The banquet at the Commodore Perry Hotel, To-

ledo, Ohio, was a fitting climax to the ceremonies inci-