Today I was thinking about the war dead. This was the first headstone to attract my attention when I entered the US National Cemetery on the Presidio. The headstone was polished marble and looked as new as the day Thomas Haley was buried. The engraving has him as a private in the US Army, who fought in the Spanish-American War(1898), and died in 1903.
In 1898 we had competition from other imperialists. Today, we have the world to ourself.
Try and stop us.