Brigadier General Cyrus S. Radford, U. S. M. C
ACCORDING to Homer, Solon, the great Athenian lawgiver, once told Croesus, King of the Lydians, that a wise man builds his monument while he still lives. Then as the king was starting to write out an order calling out the engineers and the stone cutters of his domain, the sage went on to explain that by a monument he did not mean a mausoleum of brick and marble, but some sort of enduring good work by which his fellow men might profit.
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