serve: On Their Backs - 10/31/08 07:49 PM
 

on their backsthey die for the causebut so soon forgottentheir namestheir facestheir livesexisting only in the memories of their owntheir bones the brickstheir blood the mortar foundation of a reformed nation in a corner of the worldmost of their countrymen will never seethey died for a causethey wished to serve their countrybut they gave their lives for strangers half way round the worldnot knowing why or what for or what ofor howtheir ultimate contributionwould be wornproudly as gold-threaded robesor as scraps on the backs of beggars
 
 
 
 
 
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