by Joseph Auslander (1897 - 1965)

To the Unknown Soldier
Language: English 
If your eternal glory 
Cast death upon the laurel leaf,
May to your unawakened sleep
Our pious reverence bring a deep relief.

And hero of Victory, wherever you fell,
Either at home or at sea or in a strange land,
In the wounded heart of a world thirsty for Freedom,
Forever all alive you shall stand.


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Researcher for this text: Garrett Medlock [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2019-03-27
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