The Big C

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Memorial Day 2012

This poem was written by a World War I soldier at the end of World War I.  You can still feel the poignancy.  I doubt that there are any WWI veterans still alive since that conflict was nearly a hundred years ago.  We couldn’t avoid that war, though some historians say we could have.  That is neither here nor there now, because WWI didn’t just change the people who fought through it, it also changed the world, and not for the better.  Consider how short a period there is between the two World Wars.  And then between World War II and the putting up of the Berlin Wall and then how quickly came the Korean War, then the meandering Vietnam War shortly after.

It seems the world as a whole has not had peace again.

Please don’t forget to say a prayer for the souls of all the soldiers of every war that fell defending their country.

In Flanders Field - Copy of Signed Original

Eternal rest grant them, oh Lord.  Let perpetual light shine upon them.  May their souls, and the souls of all the fallen soldiers, rest in peace.   Amen.

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