Thursday, May 5, 2011

Lest we forget

Here's MSNBC's article on the news of the last US combat veteran from World War I passing away.

I feel like some words are owed, and I think Laurence Binyon's "Ode of Remembrance" probably gets the point across as well as anything else.
They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

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