A Tomb Guard Remembers

by Pasquale With Jen Gordon


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Softcover
$20.99
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Hardcover
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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/31/2023

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 224
ISBN : 9798823007863
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 224
ISBN : 9798823007870
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 224
ISBN : 9798823007856

About the Book

A Tomb Guard Remembers, compiled by a former Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, Pasquale Varallo, is a commemoration to the centennial of the Armistice of the Great War November 11, 2018 and the centennial of the laying of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The centennial of the reburial of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery is November 11, 2021. This anthology is a collection of some of the many poems and songs, which those men who fought and wrote about that conflagration (and the women who waited for them to come home again) have left us as part of their legacy. Poets from the English-speaking world like Joyce Kilmer (Rendezvous With Death) for one. Wilfred Owen (Dulce et Decorum Est) and Edgar Guest (Things That Make A Great Soldier) are two more. It is through their eyes we see this war. Included in this anthology will be works that glorify the soldiers who fought and died. It will also contain works that show the sad side and horror of war, the destruction of the lives who gave all. We see a changed attitude to war in some of our poets. Also, we hear from the mothers, wives, brothers and sisters. Humorous poems like The Guns of Verdun where the poet writes a conversation between the German guns and the French artillery. This work is geared toward anyone with an interest in the Tomb of the Unknown Solider, war history, as well as poetry in general.


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