People for Peace, Justice, and Healing

For Sgt. Brian Turner
Third Brigade, Second Infantry Division

       Summer at Rock Island
       Illinois's memorial
       to the Civil War dead
       and far into the curving landscape
       row after row of white crosses
       white crosses and white crosses
       so orderly, so white
       as if war is a virtue.

       I want no one to die for me
       or for you.

              -- Karen Havnaer

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Last updated: February 17, 2005