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Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day 2007

lest we forget . . .
the combat veteran
wishes he could

9 Comments:

Anonymous aurora said...

Excellent!

12:19 PM  
Blogger polona said...

poignant!

12:50 PM  
Blogger Dana-Maria Onica said...

A deep and sincere bow to this poem, Bill. Such a density of feelings and ideas in few syllables!
Regretfully, nowadays, more and more people demonstrate a big skill to supress and repress facts and memories. Only the combat veterans remain with the curse of their nightmares...

1:21 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

aurora, polona, dana-maria, I appreciate your comments.
You know what Santayana said about history.

1:48 PM  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

Perfect!! Most I know do wish that. Makes me wonder where the glory is.

5:05 AM  
Blogger floots said...

this sums things up so well
thank you

10:16 AM  
Blogger gautami tripathy said...

Very deep one. We need to remember them.

12:04 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

pat, floots, and gautami, thanks.

I don't think remembering is quite enough. That Santayana quote is "Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it." Remembering without learning is futile.

7:43 PM  
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