The drawer to my grandfather's secretary desk would not shut today. The prayer book my father carried with him during his time with the 34th Division of the 133rd Infantry in WWll was causing the problem. It seems this passage, tucked inside the pages, typed on tissue thin yellowed paper, was eager to be read today, Memorial Day. The passage is from The Strange Woman, written in 1941, by Ben Ames Williams about another war.
In honor of all those who fought and fight now that I may have the privilege of writing this blog without fear. Thank you.