As We Commemorate the Beginning of the Last Just War…

Feast of St. Ambrose

I am reminded of the things the digital age will completely miss when looking back at their history: revisions to speeches such as this one by Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

From the National Archives, FDR’s draft of the  speech to Congress following Pearl Harbor.

From that simple draft, we see a mind at work. Thoughts being expressed, and built upon. A message being formed, reformed, and transformed. Words as vibrant and important symbols.

And though revisions can be tracked today, not much can be gleaned from stuff like this,

6 December, 2012 @ 11:42 by Frank Weathers
6 December, 2012 @ 11:36 by Frank Weathers
6 December, 2012 @ 11:35 by Frank Weathers
6 December, 2012 @ 11:35 by Frank Weathers

Thank God for archives. St. Lawrence, pray for us.

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