Moina Michael read John McCrae's poem "In Flanders Fields" and was so moved by his British devotion that she was inspired to write "We Shall Keep the Faith," a poem about the American war dead.
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Global God, don't bless us. Lord, have mercy on us. Have mercy on our arrogance. Have mercy on our mercilessness. Have mercy on our patriotism.
As I read the notices in the newspapers about the latest casualties in the "War on Terror," I cannot help but wonder about the children who someday will stand before a cross or memorial, as I did, and wonder.
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