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For the Brave
By Bruce Alan Humphrey   
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Last edited: Thursday, April 14, 2011
Posted: Monday, May 26, 2003

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For the brave, for those who fought.

I am standing in front of a simple wall. Not one of elaborate decoration nor one of a hundred feet high, it's just a simple wall. But, what is etched into it stirs my pride to the point of tears. It's not engraved with unconnected faces or dates or even men on horseback. It's engraved with names, names of men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice so that I might stand here with my family. I cry for them, they who will not come back, but have.

For those who visit this simple wall, and those who come back, it summons memories of life and loves, of triumphs and defeats, and unending friendships. In my mind, I can hear the gentle notes of Taps wafting over the polished black stone a final testimony to their courage and valor. As an American, I will always be grateful to them, they and all those who fought and died before them so that my family and I could be free Americans, forever.

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Reviewed by Barbara Henry 7/14/2013
A very stirring tribute Bruce for those fighting men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for us here in the USA.They have my highest praise and gratitude.
I am fortunate to have an opportunity to serve veterans each year during holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc. and I make it a point to tell each one of them how grateful I am for their service and sacrifice.
In my opinion, we cannot do enough for them.
Thank you for sharing this moving tribute,and continued success.
Barbara J Henry
Reviewed by J Michael Kearney 5/28/2003
Very beautifully put! Fine writing.

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