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Be All You Can Be
Painted toy soldiers adhered to wood panel
40 x 26 x 2 inches (101.6 x 66 x 5.1 cm)
Private Collection

I visited the WWI battlefield of Verdun in college when I studied in Europe on a fieldtrip. The rows and rows of white cross gravemakers was shocking to think that each represented a person. The majority of the battlefield was still contaminated with live ammunition and could not be visited. It was sombering to think that many that die there were the same age I was at that time.

Copyright 2011 Steven D. Gagnon

Be All You Can Be