Monday, May 26, 2014

In Memory of the War Horses

It is Memorial Day here in the United States.

It is supposed to be a holiday in remembrance of those that gave the ultimate sacrifice.

I wanted to draw attention to another major factor in many of our conflicts: the horse.  Millions perished in the world wars.  Very few returned home.

More than a million perished in the civil war.

These horses were quite incredible.  Some like Sgt Reckless, worked against common equine nature.  Sgt Reckless, in the heat of battle, would faithfully carry munitions to her troops in Korea unescorted.  

Look back on our struggle for freedom,
Trace our present day's strength to its source;
And you'll find that man's pathway to glory
Is strewn with the bones of a horse.

Thank you to our "dumb beasts" that history has often forgotten. 

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful tribute - talk about the forgotten fallen


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