Post by jackwhelan on Oct 18, 2010 13:35:05 GMT -5
Today is the 80th anniversary of Edison's death.
On October 18th, 1931 Thomas Alva Edison died at his home in Llewellyn Park in Glenmont, NJ at the wonderful age of 84 years.
His last public statement is particularly appropriate now for many Americans and our friends around the world. Tom Edison said:
"My message to you is to be courageous. I have lived a long time. I have seen history repeat itself again and again. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has come out stronger and more prosperous. Be as brave as your fathers before you. Have faith. Go forward."
Today is the 80th anniversary of Thomas Edison's passing. It's been a lifetime that he's been gone, but we Edison Board members have not forgotten him: we listen to his records on his phonographs and see his likeness every day on our diamond discs, cylinder boxes, catalogs, and photos.
While some Western cultures are content to revere individuals based soley on lineage, we are fortunate to have solid icons of genius, such as Thomas Edison, who have earned our esteem.