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AS I’VE BEEN ASKED, I STOP
AND TAKE A MINUTE, THINKING
OF A WAR WHICH I WILL NEVER BE A
PART OF, I WILL NEVER SEE FIRST HAND.
A FEW FALLEN HEROES, WHO GAVE UP THEIR
LIVES FOR A GENERATION THEY WOULD NEVER SEE,
JUST SO THAT WE ALL WOULD NEVER HAVE
TO GO THROUGH THE TERROR OF A LIFE, A
HELL, WITHOUT ANY CONCEPT OF PEACE,
AND SO WE TAKE OUR QUIET MOMENT TO
STOP, AND CONSIDER THE SACRIFICE, TO
THINK UPON A FOREIGN FIELD, SOAKED IN
THE BLOOD OF MEN, OF BOYS. WE CANNOT
AFFORD TO LET THEM STRAY FROM OUR
MEMORY OR ELSE WE RISK REPEATING
THE MISTAKES OF THE PAST. AND
SO I THANK ALL SOLDIERS
PAST AND PRESENT.