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  •  Hearing WW1 and 2 Combat Veterans Talk (8+ / 0-)

    late, late, late at night were probably the most sobering experiences of my life.

    It's not entirely true that veterans never talk or share. They shared with me and I was never the only ignorant one in those conversations.

    But those moments came decades after their experiences.

    I played community band with a WW1 Scot and he, like other immigrant Scots, informed us that many towns and villages lost their entire supply of marriage-age young men in each war. Not to mention the Russians in WW2. We never came close to paying the price several of our allies paid.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Fri Aug 03, 2012 at 07:56:42 PM PDT

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