Quotation by Philip Klein

With sympathy and with reverence we greet you on the soil ennobled by the blood of your courageous sons, whose sacrifices have created a bond between us which can never be broken. The world cannot measure your tragic loss. You have suffered in silence and alone with courage and love. You have given to the Great Cause something more precious than your own life blood. And the altar of freedom is wet with your tears.
Philip Klein, Barry Connors, and Dudley Nichols. John Ford. French general (uncredited), Pilgrimage, speech to the American mothers who voyaged to France to visit the graves of their dead sons (1933).

based on the story "Gold Star Mother" by I.A.R. Wylie. Barry Connors, a co-scenarist.
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