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Memorial Day: Reckless & Reverent

“Hushed be the camps to-day. No more for him life’s stormy conflicts, nor victory, nor defeat? No more time’s dark events.” – Walt Whitman

A nation long at war must ultimately succumb to the numbing of the heart; moment by moment the pallor of war conquers inch-by-inch the woven thread binding one’s spirit to its vessel, the dread is broad and near, the memorial becomes no less or more its own salve; soothing the dissonance you surely know; easing the breach between wound and peace; penance for the expendable. There is no valor in death; valiant is to the living. 

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