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Resolved: Advances in Forensic Identification of U.S War Dead

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The young no longer speak, but:
They have a silence that speaks for them at night.
They say: We were young, remember us.
They say: We have done what we could, but until it is finished, it is not done.
They say: Our deaths are not ours; they are yours; they will mean what you make them.
They say: Whether our lives and our deaths were for peace and a new hope, we cannot say; it is you who must say this.
They say: We leave you our deaths. Give them their meaning.

Young Dead Soldiers c.1941 – Archibald MacLeish (1892-1982)

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