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A Blessed Veterans Day to all — especially to our veterans.

Billy Joel wrote this song specifically in honor of Vietnam veterans (and thank goodness, because goodness knows they went through enough both during and after their time in the service); but I think it can apply easily to all other wars as well.

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Vietnam Wall_2My community currently enjoys the great privilege of having “The Moving Wall” in its midst.  A half-size replica of Washington, D.C.’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Wall travels the United States every year from April through November.

Vietnam Wall_3Having spent a good part of today there, I am poignantly reminded of just how bittersweet is this “dance” we live in.  Out of the terrible tragedy of lives lost in the brutality of war comes the gathering of generations to honor the heroism of the human spirit.

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