Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Remembrance



On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.
Never forget.
The Commonwealth countries call the day "Remembrance Day."
Veterans Day.
Tomorrow visit a VA home or cemetery.
Remember.
It is remembering that is what makes us human and alive.
My grandfather was wounded at Château-Thierry.
He died before my mother get married.
I never met him but I remember.
The Marines at Château-Thierry fought in the Belleau Wood.
The French gave them the sobriquet "Devil Dogs."
I served on the USS Belleau Wood.
No one crawls out from a rock and says that we owe them an apology for living in America.

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