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Happy Memorial Day. Thanks to all who have been of service.

Military service is a grand tradition, one that honors the ideals this country was founded on: freedom, hard work, faith, and helping others. It is a tradition that many young men and women in today's world ignore for greater aspirations. Those that give their life to their country, for one year or twenty, metaphorically and literally, deserve our thanks, for they help keep these ideals alive. 

Service to others is a principle not practiced by many, but is one that we should all practice. What better way to make the world a better place. Go out and help someone.

Poetically, Siegfried Sassoon's Dreamers, summed up the life of the military at war, when those that serve are in the greatest service.... I like the music, the mundane life they miss.

BY SIEGFRIED SASSOON 
Soldiers are citizens of death's grey land,
Drawing no dividend from time's to-morrows.   
In the great hour of destiny they stand,
Each with his feuds, and jealousies, and sorrows.   
Soldiers are sworn to action; they must win   
Some flaming, fatal climax with their lives.
Soldiers are dreamers; when the guns begin
They think of firelit homes, clean beds and wives.

I see them in foul dug-outs, gnawed by rats,
And in the ruined trenches, lashed with rain,   
Dreaming of things they did with balls and bats,
And mocked by hopeless longing to regain   
Bank-holidays, and picture shows, and spats,
And going to the office in the train.

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