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Four Score

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I’m not sure what to say

Today

A day for remembrance

To respect a President

Who said so

And all the boys

And girls

To men and women

And civilians of all kinds

(were children killed?)

Who died

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We can’t seek vengeance

Though we went for victory

And that tragically

Is fair to say

We made a war at home

That wasn’t there

Between the rubber drives

And paper drives

And rationed sugar

That was the war at home

We imprisoned

Our own

Now

Remembrance might

Be for learning, too

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So we are always ready

For the next time

Properly vigilant

With reason

And with passion

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Victory

Deserved

Marshall plans

After

Win

Too high a cost

We all agree

Rebuild the world

After

Bless the nation

Bless the world

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Ready at war, which

Has been the

Burden of

A nation

Seek peace

Every day

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C L Couch

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Photo by Ryan Stone on Unsplash

World War II Memorial, Independence Avenue Southwest

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