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Courage to fly

Published: Friday, July 18, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

Amelia Earhart once said, “Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not knows no release from little things.”

Peace is something some of us fight for and some that claim to, while some do not.

Courage is a rarity, a one-of-a-kind commodity that can’t be bought nor sold. Yet it frees a soul from the little things that holds us back.

Peace comes when courage emerges. It comes when a right sees a wrong and says something.

It also comes when you see a sky so open you dare to spread your hopes all over it. And when you do, you leave a trail of red, white and blue behind it.

Amelia had courage to reach for the stars, and, in the process, she became one. But she left a trail for women and men.

To have peace you must have the courage to fly. Otherwise, the little things you know will ground you forever.

The spirit calls for courage, not for the little things that stalls it.

God bless, America, and it’s good to read Dick Peterson again.

Bob DeLacy Jr.

Marengo

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