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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

" Lafayette We are here, "

     That was the cry of many American forces as they arrived in France for WWI. The paper here in the USA are marked today with the death at 110 of the last known American soldier from the "War to end All Wars." He passed into death remembering at 16 he lied about his age and asked to be sent to the front. I remember  growing up knowing that both my Grandfathers (Taids) served in WWI. I remember hearing about and seeing some of the men that fought in the Civil War, The Indian Wars (last one in Nineteen twenty One)) and the Spanish American War. But the men of WWI were many and now gone. Soon we will be saying the same for WWII vets. One Taid fought with the Rainbow Division of New York  and one with what was called the Army Air Corps at that time ...later the U.S. Air Force!
      The article in the local rag here reminds us of the trench warfare  and sacrifice of these soldiers  many of who were  forever young as they went to their grave for their country. In one case it mentions  twenty one  thousand British killed in one day! We should remember and honor our Vets who served that we might be free, but as we mark these passing events one wonders why we can not come to a day when the last of Wars dies and we can live in the hope of Peace that passes human understanding. A day when man can take his brothers hand in his! 

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