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Lest we forget



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Quinn Hamen, a Girl Scout from Troop 13308 in Oxford, places a dog tag on a white cross bearing the name of an Oxford man who died fighting in the Civil War. (click for larger version)
June 01, 2011 - Long after the roar of the canons has ceased . . .

. . . we remember.

Long after we've won the peace, one more time . . .

. . . we remember.

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Long after the weary soldier has carried his lifeless comrade off the battlefield . . .

. . . we remember.

Long after a heart-broken mother's tears have dried . . .

. . . we remember.

Long after a grieving young widow's been presented the flag that draped her husband's casket . . .

. . . we remember.

Long after a boy stops waiting by the window for a father who will never come home . . .

. . . we remember.

We remember not because we're forced to, but because we choose to.

We remember not because we desire to dwell in sadness, but because we wish to honor sacrifice.

We remember so that future generations do not forget all those who fought, bled and died for a cause greater than themselves.

– Editor C.J. Carnacchio

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