November 11, 2009
On This Day

From the archives, a piece appropriate for the moment, Unknown Soldiers:

I think I was first introduced to this monument some time in early grade school, perhaps as early as 1976, when the country was going bananas over the bicentennial and you couldn't even see through all the red-white-and-blue bunting. Even though I was only 8, it was easy to take to heart the somber, serious attitude of the thing. You knew immediately just by looking at it that it was important.

The problem I had was that nobody could really explain to me why it was so important...

Posted by scott at November 11, 2009 10:13 AM

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I think all the soldiers from Vietnam forward have all been identified. Why on earth didn't you ask me to explain. I would have been happy to do so and I could have given you the info. you needed

Posted by: Pat J. on November 11, 2009 02:26 PM
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