In the end, we remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” Martin Luther King

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The Veteran in a New Field by Winslow Homer

Thinking of all the men and women who never come home. This painting never gets old for me.

5 thoughts on “In the end, we remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” Martin Luther King

  1. The quote is powerful and poignant. The painting is brilliant….the colors, the details of the man and the symbolism. Great post. Thanks.

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    1. Imagine coming home after years of trekking the countryside on foot, often in danger and hungry. I wonder what mix of emotions a veteran in his field must feel.

      When I hear that many Americans have no idea what the Civil War was fought for I think we are not only spoiled, but a little shallow as well.

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      1. He was probably happy to be home with no one shooting at him. And baffled to have survived when so many didn’t. It’s a hard road to survive, but it makes you stronger. So many people glorify military service. My dad was in Vietnam, and his life was in daily danger.

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