On #MemorialDay or any other day, the cemeteries for those Americans who fell in battle offer profound lessons

WALL STREET JOURNAL
The American Dead in Foreign Fields
by Uwe E. Reinhardt
May 25, 2016

…You can walk along the gravel paths of these cemeteries, and among the thousands of markers—crosses and Stars of David—beneath which the warriors rest. Pick a marker at random and adopt the soldier whose name is chiseled into that marker. Make him your father, or brother, or cousin, or a friend. Imagine him alive, and how you might have hugged him as he shipped out to the distant front. However brutal his death may have been, you will draw solace from knowing that he rests here, in this serene setting, alongside his buddies who shared his fate. You may even imagine that somehow, don’t ask how, the fallen soldier may know that you are visiting him, to pay your respects. READ MORE

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