We can no longer take our own way of life for granted - we know that it may be challenged. And we know this, too - and know it ever more deeply - we know that freedom and democracy are not just big words mouthed by orators but the rain and the wind and the sun, the air and the light by which we breathe and live.

Stephen Vincent Benet


Author Profession: Poet
Nationality: American
Born: July 22, 1898
Died: March 13, 1943


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