Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Remember



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4 comments:

Perry E. Metzger said...

In Flanders fields the poppies blow...

Dr. Virago said...

Between the crosses, row on row...

Bardiac said...

That mark our place; and in the sky...

I'm reminded of the ending of the final season of BlackAdder, oddly, because I never would have expected such a show to have that ending, but what an ending...

Dedalus said...

Oh, OK. I can do this:

The larks, still bravely singing, fly...

It was a well-intentioned mistake that we turned this into "Veterans Day." To commemorate a specific civilizational trauma--even one nobody alive remembers--was appropriately solemn. But we Americans, we have to Universalize. And to just celebrate "veterans" always risks becoming another version of "the Old Lie; Dulce et Decorum est / Pro patria mori."

(Today's Verification Word: alisetim. Seems like maybe garbled Arabic, like one of those Latinized star names. Aldebaran, et al.)