I’ve gone back through the past on Muse Machine and picked out some entries appropriate for today.
From 2007, here is a radio commentary about the death of Al Brank, my grade-school principal and a decorated hero of World War Two.
From 2008, here are thoughts on war and loss from Lincoln, Obama, Hemingway and others.
Finally, “In Flanders Fields” is one of the great war poems of all time, and it’s frequently misread, I think. The poem and some thoughts are here.