Greek Independence Day

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Greek Independence Day – 25 March 2009

Please visit http://www.all-creatures.org/heart/blog-20080325.html to read about Greek Independence Day and the verse eulogy “Marco Bozzaris” by Fitz-Greene Halleck. Marco Bozzaris was a prominent patriot in the struggle for Greek liberty.

Also visit:
http://www.all-creatures.org/heart/blog-20070325.html 

In 1823 Lord George Gordon Byron, driven by a passion for liberty, became involved in the struggle for the independence of Greece. The following lines are from a poem by Lord Byron.

From: THE ISLES OF GREECE
Lord Byron (George Gordon)
(1788–1824)

The mountains look on Marathon –
And Marathon looks on the sea;
And musing there an hour alone,
I dreamed that Greece might still be free
For, standing on the Persians' grave,
I could not deem myself a slave.

Must we but weep o’er days more blest?
Must we but blush? – Our fathers bled.
Earth! render back from out thy breast
A remnant of our Spartan dead!
Of the three hundred grant but three,
To make a new Thermopylæ.

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"Joyful Curmudgeon"
An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.

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