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Aftermath anniversary…

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Jack Fowler of National Review notes the third anniversary of Rich Terrell and Lucy Gill’s  smashing site.  I’ve been a subscriber since early on,  and I highly recommend it as a daily dose of Photoshop magic.

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December 11, 2014 at 10:18 am

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Memorial 2011…

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Rich Terrell  has posted  Lee Teter’s poignant painting of the Vietnam wall for May 30th.      Most of us have friends whose names are chiseled there and in our hearts.

The New York Post offers a look  back to Shakespeare,  and a  modern Gold Star mother’s view.   The New York Times,  unsurprisingly, makes a  political statement  in its remembrance,   as does  the Washington Post.   The Baltimore Sun provides the history of the day  with less political content,  as does The Washington Times,  here.

It’s an American day,  not just for big sales and shopping and picnics,  but for those who are  buried far away  from their birthplaces.

Drop by The Corner at National Review Online for some lovely personal remembrances   and some excellent videos.   David Mills writes  of old men  who deserve our gratitude,  and a modern warrior  looks back   from his civilian life to his recent military past.   A civilian reflects on her brother’s call and includes one  of my favorite descriptions of the military   – —   “Our job is to go to work when diplomacy fails.”

And let us not forget the  dogs of war,  many of whom have both saved human lives and given their own lives protecting those who protect us.   The general rule of thumb is that each dog saves 150 human lives.  Thank goodness they are no longer treated as “surplus property” to be left behind or otherwise disposed of.

UPDATE:    John Hayward has  a fine column  up on history being the soldier’s gift.   Mike Finch points us  to a book  on Marine General Victor Krulak,  which I have already added to my summer reading list.

Gallup poll  finds that retired and active military don’t view His Oneness as the Greatest.   They should know.