World War I
World War II
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
--From "For the Fallen" by Laurence Binyon
Contemplating the hardships they endured
and the sacrifices they made in their own times
for the collective good of our nation --
may it put into perspective for us now
the much shorter and easier inconveniences
we must currently undergo for
our nation's collective health during this pandemic.