November 11, 2009

Veterans Day

From the poem At a Calvary Near The Ancre by Wilfred Owen, who was "killed in action at the Battle of the Sambre just a week before the war ended, causing news of his death to reach home as the town's church bells declared peace."
The scribes on all the people shove
And bawl allegiance to the state,
But they who love the greater love
Lay down their life; they do not hate.

[Hat tip: The Edge of the American West.]

And from Andrew, though I know you've all seen it:

1 comment:

Bloggo said...

I really loved this video. I was in the Army many years ago, and since she was born there's been no-one more important in my life than my daughter. Seeing this brought tears to my eyes.