All Our Children
During World War 2,
Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., was waiting at an airport for a
A sailor asked at the ticket window
for a seat on the same plane, explaining, "I want
to see my mother; I haven't much time."
The indifferent person
at the ticket window was not impressed. "There's a war on, you
know," she replied.
General Roosevelt, who overheard the
went to the uncaring woman at the window and told her to give the sailor his
A concerned friend of
the Brigadier General asked,
"Teddy, aren't you in a hurry, too?"
Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.
answered, "It's a matter of rank
... I'm only a General; he's a
Presidents of the U.S.
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