The Unaccountable

I was shocked by this.

In the accompanying May 30,2010 New York Times story, “The Great Unknown,” a blessing of war, it says, is the fact that, now, at least, we are able to name those we have lost. In earlier wars, we had no idea who the dead were. Small consolation.

“The sad reality is that there will likely be new recruits for Arlington’s ranks, now 300,000 strong,” Robert Poole, author of On Hallowed Ground said. “Though all losses are painful, perhaps we can take some consolation in the knowledge that the names of those who will sacrifice so much are unlikely to go unknown.”

Graphic is by Rumors, a design studio.

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