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The Bivouac of the Dead

By Theodore O’Hara, 1847 The muffled drum’s sad roll has beat The soldier’s last tattoo’ No more on life’s parade shall meet That brave and fallen few; On Fame’s eternal camping ground Their silent tents are spread; But Glory guards with solemn round The bivouac of the dead.

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Arlington

by Marian H. Neudel, 1990 The bloodied sun sinks in the west And lights us all with glory; Here sleep the brave in honored rest; The bugler tells our story; O dulce et decorum est pro patria mori; O dulce et decorum est pro patria mori. Go tell the people, passer-by, Read the stone before …

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