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Let the Souls of Arlington be at peace

Quiet and gentle breezes blow beneath a salient sky, As the spirited pride of courageous hearts, like white doves fly, In tenderness we all salute the heroism of the fallen, As the sombre and empty stand on fields of loving green. On the 13th of May, 1864 The first soldier is laid to rest, He was Private William H. Christman of the 67th Pennsylvania Infantry. Since then over 400,000 brave souls have be buried here. On the 20th of May 20, 2016 Barrack Obama signs a bill into law once again allowing the ashes of WW II WASPs to be laid to rest at the military cemetery. Those lying here will never suffer pain, their souls are free, The Light will always shine on those welcomed to eternity.

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Date: 10/24/2019 11:37:00 AM
Very nicely penned, Lachlen. I was at Arlington last week with the Honor Flight (an organization that flies vets for a 3 day visit to DC all expenses paid to view the various monuments, etc) and we toured the cemetery and watched the changing of the guard. Very moving indeed. Best to you as you continue your poetical journey - Bob H
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