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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1884
AUTHOR: Richard Milhous Nixon (1913–94)
QUOTATION: But also out here in this dreary, difficult war, I think history will record that this may have been one of America’s finest hours, because we took a difficult task and we succeeded.
ATTRIBUTION: President RICHARD M. NIXON, remarks to American troops of the First Infantry Division, Di An, Vietnam, July 30, 1969.—Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Richard Nixon, 1969, p. 588.
SUBJECTS: Vietnam War