Photo by Cassily
WE ARE THE SERBS.
They may test us and they will.
They may battle us and they will.
They may try to diminish us and they will,
But only for a time.
They may hurt us and they will.
They may betray us and they will.
They may try to break us,
But they will never.
Serbian warrior with the flag of the Kingdom of Serbia
The Military Museum of Serbian history
Dear visitors to "Heroes of Serbia":
It strikes me as being the perfect time to revisit and remember episodes in Serbian history that are particularly remarkable for what they tell us about the human capacity for bravery, endurance, fortitude, and rising above one's circumstances and persevering.
Serbs are extraordinary people. It is my hope that the postings that follow will be testimony to that fact, and that their story will serve as an inspiration to anyone who still believes in the strength of the spirit to prevail over circumstance.
December 1, 2010
Serbian double-headed eagle
"Breaking the shackles of chains"
Photo of painting courtesy of
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