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Chills me that 100 years ago yesterday young lads as old and even younger than myself were mowed down by the thousands and never got to complete a full human life. With the tragedy and everlasting sadness that surrounds the loss of one young adult’s untimely passing today, imagine that several thousand times over and all on one day, with many more dying the same way every day for four years. Never fails to haunt me and yesterday I felt a great sense of guilt over having the life they could never have, particularly as the closeness to peace that I live in may have never been achieved without their sacrifice.

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