Wednesday, March 2, 2011

All Is Quiet on the Western Front: The Last Doughboy is Gone

On Sunday, February 27, 2011, Frank Buckles quietly left this world. He was the last leaf, the last remaining Doughboy out of hundreds of thousands who left towns and farms to serve in the war to end all wars. At 110, Mr. Buckles had seen much, but the one thing he never saw was a memorial to those who gave their lives in what many now call the 14-18 War. Even the highly reviled Viet Nam Conflict/War has a memorial; why not one for those who served in the Great War? We are rarely ashamed of our country, but the lack of such an honor for those who served in World War I is truly a black mark on our great nation.

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Goodbye, Miss Liberty