13520Re: [mythsoc] Epigraph Author Known
- Dec 21, 2004"The difficult we do immediately, the impossible takes a little longer"
often quoted as motto of the US Army Corps of Engineers, in which my father
served during WWII.
Shorter motto, part of the Engineer insignia: "Essayons."
A little more of a downer, as that just means "We'll try!"
' The Corps of Engineers` oldest and most time honored insignia is the
exclusive Essayons Button. It has not changed in basic design since its
first definitely known use during the War of 1812. It is still the required
button for the uniform worn by Army Engineers Officers. '
As far as I know this is the =only= Army branch to have its own special
buttons, with the motto and a stylized castle (a picture of which is at
http://www.angelfire.com/oh4/hhc612th/castle.html). A small but life-size
Engineers' castle stands, or used to stand, near the Reservoir in Washington
Sorry, but Christmas is a family time, and I just had to give a shout-out,
even if a bit off topic, to my dear father.
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