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Today is Veterans Day. A day where we honor those who have fallen while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

It was originally called “Decoration Day” as one would decorate the graves of fallen soldiers. The practice was started before the American Civil War but become a bit more popularized after it. Eventually, it was eventually changed to “Memorial Day”. I’ll keep today's intro short as I would like to give you this poem commemorating this day instead.

Decoration Day

Sleep, comrades, sleep and rest

On this Field of the Grounded Arms,

Where foes no more molest,

Nor sentry’s shot alarms!

Ye have slept on the ground before,

And started to your feet

At the cannon’s sudden roar,

Or the drum’s redoubling beat.

But in this camp of Death

No sound your slumber breaks;

Here is no fevered breath,

No wound that bleeds and aches.

All is repose and peace,

Untrampled lies the sod;

The shouts of battle cease,

It is the Truce of God!

Rest, comrades, rest and sleep!

The thoughts of men shall be

As sentinels to keep

Your rest from danger free.

Your silent tents of green

We deck with fragrant flowers

Yours has the suffering been,

The memory shall be ours.

-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Now, go thank a veteran and decorate a fallen soldiers grave.

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