A Question of Trees


If a tree in the forest falls,
do the other trees in the forest care?

30 Jun 07
117 degrees. Memorial ceremony for a fallen soldier.
Bagpipes. Taps. Fold the Flag. Final salute. I hope you think of
Him, and his wife and child, tonight.

And back in the States? Paris Hilton.
The beat goes on….

If a man gives his life in the service of his country,
Do his countryman care?

And perhaps more importantly, what does it mean if they do not?

And now, tonight, more bad news. Another tree has fallen.

Here, too, the beat goes on….

—Maj. Mike Matthews, U.S. Army Special Forces
30 June 2007


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