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I may be working at a WWII cemetery in Europe next year.  I've been to many US cemeteries in France and Belgium, including one in Normandy at Omaha Beach

Columns and Ranks (20140925) Standing straight in columns and ranks, Heads newly shaved by the barber, Carrying guns loaded with blanks: New recruits after Pearl Harbor. The Generals inspected troops, Standing straight in columns and ranks; Afterwards they broke into groups, And marched towards the ships’ gangplanks. They boarded ships with guns and tanks To England, the Atlantic crossed. Standing straight in columns and ranks, They’d free Europe at any cost. Allied troops endured dire losses; Gaining a foothold up the banks. Heroes sleep beneath the crosses Standing straight in columns and ranks.

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Date: 11/10/2015 12:43:00 PM
The row upon row of grave markers is troubling indeed and too soon forgotten. Congrats. daver
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Date: 11/9/2015 4:16:00 AM
Excellent Mark---Wonderful, You do have a knock for writing keep it up. ----Please do check out mines and tell me what you think
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Mark J. Halliday
Date: 11/9/2015 9:36:00 AM
Thanks A. Z. With Veterans' Day this week, it was a good time to relook at this one.
Date: 9/28/2014 12:42:00 AM
This is beautifully written Mark! it touched that poet's soul in me. Blessings, Connie
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Date: 9/28/2014 1:42:00 AM
Check out my poem Rappellez-vous/Remember. Similar topic about the war cemeteries overseas.
Date: 9/26/2014 2:38:00 PM
all to fall like the end of a worthless game, i enjoyed nice poem richard.
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Mark J. Halliday
Date: 9/28/2014 1:42:00 AM
Check out my poem Rappellez-vous/Remember. Similar topic about the war cemeteries overseas.