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  •  An excellent read, thank you. (1+ / 0-)
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    Seeing the names of war dead, especially in small towns where people knew each other, must have been very moving. In the early '70s, I briefly visited France and was struck by the holes blown in the walls of old buildings and other un-repaired war damage. I was told the damage was left as a reminder so it wouldn't be repeated.

    On the square in the small town where I grew up in the Arkansas Ozarks are also memorials to the war dead. It's grown large with the influx of retirees and compared to what you saw in France, and it seems garish -- too much, too uniform, too new ... or something.

    No doubt it's important to remember the human toll -- especially if it we realize is is too great.


    "Let each unique song be sung and the spell of differentiation be broken" - Winter Rabbit

    by cotterperson on Mon Dec 24, 2012 at 09:28:22 AM PST

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