Quotation by Woodrow Wilson

When they [the American soldiers] came, they found fit comrades for their courage and their devotion.... Joining hands with them, the men of America gave the greatest of all gifts, the gift of life and the gift of spirit.
Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924), U.S. president. Address, Memorial Day, 1919.

Wilson was speaking in the cemetery at Suresnes, outside Paris, amid the graves of American soldiers most of whom had died in the advance on Chateau Thierry.
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