My boys, thank God, do not fully understand war. To them, war is battles and weapons, strategy and excitement. They do not know the smell of death or sounds of ordinance. They know war from a distance only — on TV and safely tucked in the pages of books — and for that, I am grateful.
Unfortunately, there are many children their age who understand war all too well. There are children who have never known anything but war, and there are children who said goodbye to parents but now grieve at flag-dressed graves.
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