Ultima Thule

In ancient times the northernmost region of the habitable world - hence, any distant, unknown or mysterious land.

Monday, May 30, 2005

Let us stop -- and remember


At 3:00 PM, Anonymous Pindar said...

Aussiegirl, thanks so much for posting this beautiful photo. As your somber title reminds us, we must remember that ultimately it is the soldier, with his life--and with his death--who keeps us free, not the politician signing yet another treaty, or shaking hands with another politician. Look again at the photo: it's sunset in Iraq, a dirty sky obscuring a yellow sun, the flat horizon of the desert, and a Stars and Stripes with a tear at the bottom, the result of a bullet. The soldier is saluting the flag, and thinking to himself that he's survived yet another day to face the enemy yet again the next day, and the next, and the next. And let's be honest, we think to ourselves as we look at the photo (and perhaps he's thinking the same thing): let it all have been worth this torn flag and this weary soldier!


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