We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
What a beautiful tribute to the good, brave, righteous and loving men whose choices and deeds bless us all. Thank you for the inspiration and raw truth with which you bless this nation. What a fantastic way to start the day off with something that, to me, is purely holy.
As someone who was born in the mid 60's, and not a history buff or from a military family, I hadn't developed a sense of how devastating WWI was and the sacrifices that were made - until I listened to the Dan Carlin Hardcore History podcast, "Blueprint for Armageddon." The podcast is long but incredibly well done and riveting, and Dan Carlin has a way of keeping you on the edge of your seat the entire time. That war must have been worse than hell for those soldiers.