Mr. New President please don't forget.

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    In Section 60, death remains too fresh to be separated from life.

    You see it in the 17 cigars pushed into the grass near one headstone, signs that a combat unit stopped by.

    And in the mother who spent winter afternoons wrapped in a sleeping bag, stretched across her son's grave.

    And in the older man who reads Robert Frost to the dead, knowing that their families live thousands of miles away.


    New Graves, Fresh Grief - washingtonpost.com

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    It won't be long before we all will have a new president, and I just wanted to take a moment for all those brave young men and women who put themselves in harms way each and very second of the day for us all, to let them know that no matter who wins there are those that will never forget the sacrifices they have made for us. If these young people can make the ultimate sacrifice for us all, it is not a lot to ask that the people that represent us do so in the same honorable fashion that these young people have and that we all make a small effort be it just in a word to honor them and their families in the comming years to leave this place a better one than we found it.
     
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    Our troops should never be sent in harm's way unless there is a COMPELLING NATIONAL INTEREST.

    Please, no more bullshit wars.
     
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    "Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?"

    Joseph N. Welch
     
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    no---Kirk will make anything political. Pretty disgusting.
     
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    As I said before Navy, very beautiful post and thank you for posting it with the rest of us.
     
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    I don't care what you think.

    Whether it be Lyndon Johnson or George Bush....

    No more bullshit wars.
     
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    very touching. God bless their souls.
     
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    As the daughter and a sister of men who served in wars, I salute all those who have served our great country. Many died for the freedoms we enjoy, and others are here to remind us of the sacrifices they made for us.

    Thank you Navy1960 for your beautiful words.
     
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    NOW SLEEP



    Peace has come.

    Now you can truly sleep my son.

    The muddy field where you were laid

    Flag-draped, will now be green.

    Redbud and cherry blossoms can be seen

    Soon in bloom above your head.

    Arlington's Eternal Flame

    Flickers across granite rows

    To illuminate your name;

    And then beneath it (with lightning's calm)

    Strikes in black the word


    Esther B. Campbell Gates who's son is buried at Arlington. I will say this NO person who has ever fought for his or her country in ANY WAR is ever forgotten nor is bullshit unless we forget them. I for one and my children will never forget what has been given so much for me. I am going to give a link to one of my favorite poems as I cannot copy it , it's about a gold star mother. It really is worth reading.

    Docs Gold Star Mothers Page
     
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    Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. - Jesus
     

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