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“Wherever you are” – by the Military Wives chorus

I saw this over at the Blaze, and thought it so good and tear-jerking, I needed to share: Note: while we at the ‘Grok appreciate our Vets, we also have admiration and respect for our British counterparts – and our own Mike (who served in His Majesty’s armed forces).

Data Point – who serves in the military?

2007 data from the Defense Department: 11% of enlisted military recruits in 2007 came from the poorest quintile. 25% came from the wealthiest quintile. 40% in the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program come from the wealthiest neighborhoods. "low-income families are underrepresented in the military; high-income families are overrepresented: Bottom household income quintile make …

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Within Arlington’s ground, in row upon row,Lay the national treasure that generations did sow.These hero’s, now gone, gave all of their youth,Fighting in foreign lands, with nail and with tooth. So sacred their vow, now completed in full.For love of our country, on their heartstrings did pull.Now laying here, within soil so enriched,Are the bones …

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