Lest We Forget

11 11 2013

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Today I took a trip to the American war cemetary in Suresnes to reflect on the enormous sacrifice made for all who came after, that we can live in peace, and the general human spirit to do what is necessary for others. Both of my grandfathers served in the war but so many boys were lost, and we were so lucky to keep ours. I am incredibly proud of my country on days like these, that we were there, because when there was need, there was not choice.

To think that he was your son, you brother, your fiancé. Two of my friends got engaged today which got me imagining the heartbreak of those days so long ago. Happiness, wedding plans, family, your soulmate. War breaks out and he kisses you goodbye.

He never comes home.

Lest we forget.

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