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Serving the nation, protecting the country

At this time of year, we remember and honor our war dead, especially those who have died in vain on various far flung shores.

Our military personnel have been in too many battles in too many places over too many decades of our country’s history.

The dead need to be remembered. All who have been in service to this country need to be remembered. Some of our bravest and most patriotic citizens have dedicated their lives to this country by insisting on saying no and incessantly asking why. They, too, are patriots serving the nation.

The early 20th century poet Claude McKay wrote “Service, a beauti...


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