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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14948) 8 years ago
I heard this song yesterday and it made me cry, something that is unusual for me. In a beautiful and yet very haunting manner this song points out the procreateing stupidity of war. Americans need to come to grips with the fact that we are a culture of waring people. We are killing people over what happens after you die. Not too bright IMO. In many ways our use of technology has made us insensitive to the human costs of war. That need to change.

If I have one wish for the new year, it would be that we can stop the atrocities created by dropping GPS guided bombs on mud huts around the world and bring all of our troops home.


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Posted by Frank Hardy (+1595) 8 years ago


FH

PS- I've never met Richard, yet I feel a kinship there.
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Posted by Jeri Dalbec (+3209) 8 years ago
Beautiful...Thanks Richard. Does bring a tear, indeed.
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Posted by Lorin Dixson (+595) 8 years ago
The best song of the season.
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Posted by Elizabeth Emilsson (+796) 8 years ago
Thanks Richard, or the song and for your thoughts. it reminds me how I felt when I first read "All's quiet on the Western Front", by Erich Marie Remarque.
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Posted by JCF (+391) 8 years ago
If that song didn't do it for you, try this one on for size:



About the disaster at Gallipoli, "And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda"
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Posted by MomTeacher (+34) 8 years ago
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuD-hwDa8YQ

This is the youtube link to the Belleau Wood, by garth Brooks.

There's also a Reader's Theatre (like a play) called the Christmas Truce of 1914. I once taught in a k-8 school with 5 students. We did this Reader's Theatre for our Christmas play in 2007.
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