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WAR NOTES: 4. DECORATION DAY, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: The uses of adversity are sweet
Last Line: The rose, the lily, and the violet.
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day; War; Declaration Day


The uses of adversity are sweet:
Red war, the lust of conquest is forgot;
Beneath bland skies a nation stays her feet,
To laud the hero, grace his sleeping-spot:
For every drop of blood old swords have let,
The rose, the lily, and the violet.





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