“We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.”
—Canadian soldier John McCrae,
remembering the sacrifice of fellow
World War I troops.
“We’re getting drenched.”
—President Trump, noting his own
sacrifice during World War I centennial
Read Dana Milbank’s piece at The Washington Post. Here is a taste:
On Veterans Day, Americans recall the sacrifices of those who served our country.
We think of the bayonet charge of Maine’s 20th Regiment on Little Round Top, the young men battling through rain and poison gas in the Argonne, the soldiers in the frozen Ardennes Forest in the Battle of the Bulge.
And we think of President Trump, battling rain for not one but two days in France this weekend.
But these were as nothing compared with the elements Trump battled in Paris.
Read the rest here.