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  •  Having just returned from Gettysburg (2+ / 0-)
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    aravir, Notthemayor

    The 150th anniversary, re-enactment- I deeply appreciate this posting. Having the chance to live as those soldiers lived, to understand what it meant to sit in reserve while the battle is going on 100 yards in front of you, waiting for deployment...

    It isn't the real thing, it isn't even close to what our contemporary veterans experienced in all of our "entanglements"- we don't really, officially call them wars anymore, because among the many responsibilities Congress has shirked is the responsibility to declare war- but it was profoundly moving.

    I fully believe that we are still fighting that war, on so many levels. Still, like your great-great grandfather, I believe there is something important, and precious at stake- that the outcome truly matters, as much as winning the peace that will follow.

    Huzzah for your great-great grandfather, and his entire generation.

    "When you're skating on thin ice, you might as well dance." Jesse Winchester

    by The Poet Deploreate on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 05:43:35 AM PDT

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