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A Country Worth Fighting for
Is a Country Worth Saving for
America it mad* up of 100,000,000 units of individ
ual men and woman., . It has been wall said that Cod does
not know America as America, except as Ha knows you
and me and every individual wbo in the aggregate com
prise America.
You are America to the extent of your individuality.
Your responsibility in this world crisis is exactly the same
as that of America as a whole.
America must put forth every ounce of its strength to
save itself, but America will fail to do this to the extent
that any single individual fails to do his or her full duty.
Viewed from this angle, are you truly an American
or are you merely a hanger on, shouting perhaps with the
crowd, but doing no real effective service in this, the
greatest crisis since man's creation?
Go deep down into your soul before you make an
swer to yourself, to your country and to your Cod to these
What am I personally doing to uphold the govern
ment, to equip and sustain our soldiers and to lighten their
burdens ?
What sacrifice am I making to match the sacrifices of
the soldiers who give up home and endure untold hard
ships and offer their lives to protect me?
What am I doing to increase the output of the things
needed for war or to sustain the nation in its stupen
dous task?
Am I seeking personal gain of higher wage*, or
shorter hours, or larger profits merely for my own indi
vidual selfish interests?
Am I concentrating every ounce of my strength,
every power of my being toward arousing the nation, to
ward quickening latent patriotism into a living flame, to
ward increasing food production, or lessening food con
sumption and waste, or toward the building of ships, the
increased output of steel and iron and coal and chemical*
and machinery, the expansion and at the same time the
conservation of transportation facilities by rail, water and
Am I adjusting my family expenses by cutting out
every unnecessary thing that the money thus saved may
be dedicated to the nation's use through Liberty Bonds,
Red Cross, Y. M. C. A. work, religious activities or War
Savings Stamps?
Am I merely a casual looker-on, an unthinking beast,
with no realization of my individual responsibility to God
and man, or am I consecrating all that is in me, all my
powers of mind and body, to this great task, the most
momentous to which mankind has ever been called?
Am I a shirker, a lacker, a physical, mental or a fi
nancial coward, or am I a man or a woman into whom
God has really breathed the breath of life in its largest
and divinest sense?
H>o it Now!
Buy All The Liberty Bonds You Can! This is
Your Part and no One Else Can do it For You!
Chairman Surry County Third Liberty Loan

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