Familiar Quotations

Pop quiz: Which political leader said the following:

America is committed to the defense of ____ until an honorable peace can be negotiated. We shall stay the course.

And this:

Our nation was not born easily. There were times in those years of the 18th century when it seemed as if we might not be born at all. Given that background, we ought not to be astonished that this struggle in ____ continues. We ought not to be astonished that that nation, wracked by a war of insurgency… has not already emerged, full-blown, as a perfect model of two-party democracy.

And this:

What happens in ____ is extremely important to the nation’s freedom and it is extremely important to the United States’ security.

And this, at a Rose Garden ceremony at which a fallen soldier’s parents received his posthumous Medal of Honor:

Be assured that the death of your son will have meaning. For I give you also my solemn pledge that our country will persist – and will prevail – in the cause for which your boy died.

Check your answers here, courtesy of Douglass K. Daniel of the AP.

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