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Our recent wars are more personal. Squads fighting against squads. The very specific violence of an IED. They may have read the poem below, stark and dispiriting, and went anyway. Today we should remember and honor them all.
Our honoring of Veterans Day suffers by comparison with Memorial Day, which has a similar purpose and is more widely observed as a holiday because it starts the U.S. summer season.