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Mon May 26, 2014, 06:06 PM

Remembering

This photo of a mother mourning her fallen soldier son was published in The New Yorker several years back.

It captures the pain and loss this day is about as well as anything could. Corporal Khan was 20 years old.



Juan Casiano at the grave of his fiancée, Captain Maria Ines Ortiz, in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery, where those killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried.


http://www.newyorker.com/online/2008/09/29/slideshow_080929_platon?slide=16&mobify=0#slide=16

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Remembering
Posted by Betty Cracker at 4:05 pm

....the night before the burial of her husband 2nd Lt. James Cathey of the United States Marine Corps, killed in Iraq, Katherine Cathey refused to leave the casket, asking to sleep next to his body for the last time. The Marines made a bed for her, tucking in the sheets below the flag. Before she fell asleep, she opened her laptop computer and played songs that reminded her of “Cat.”


Read More: Wife Sleeps Along Side The Casket Of Her Husband…A Fallen U.S. Marine | http://1079ishot.com/wife-sleeps-along-side-the-casket-of-her-husband-a-fallen-u-s-marine/?trackback=tsmcliphttp://1079ishot.com/wife-sleeps-along-side-the-casket-of-her-husband-a-fallen-u-s-marine/
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WAR SUCKS



Albert Einstein
A country cannot simultaneously prepare and prevent war.

Benjamin Franklin
Never has there been a good war or a bad peace.

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed.

Ernest Hemingway
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.

Gandhi
What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty and democracy?

George McGovern
I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.


PEACE and a few good tears,
kp

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Mon May 26, 2014, 06:29 PM

1. k&r for exposure. n/t

-Laelth

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Mon May 26, 2014, 06:30 PM

2. They are not "fallen" but dead, killed. K&R and I am fed up with euphemisms.

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Mon May 26, 2014, 06:38 PM

3. + Excellent OP for this day. nt

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Mon May 26, 2014, 08:50 PM

4. Remember U.S. Army Specialists Casey Sheehan & Pat Tillman

...and all of the other fallen in Iraq & Afghanistan.

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