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Old 13 February 2019, 12:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Hans Off View Post
which is kind of the point isnít it? Itís about a cultural and persistent socieatal memory to ensure the horrific mistakes of the past are never repeated.
Except that it often seems to be a way of claiming that the horrific mistakes of the past were heroic; and therefore increases the chance of repeating them.

I don't know what the individual person meant by the tattoo. But, at least in the USA, military remembrance ceremonies seem to generally be all about the heroism and the comradeship. Not about the waste. And not about preventing horrific mistakes.
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