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The Perimeter, in the infantry, is a circle of troops.
It is a section, platoon or company.
One half is on guard, staying
vigilant, watching for the enemy, while the other half rests, sleeps and
carries on with life as it is.
They share their plans, dreams and hopes with each other.
In hard times, they share their
sadness, fears and pain.
They will travel many different paths of life, some to prosper well and others not so well.
Somewhere in life's travels, these men find themselves lost in the world, confused, dazed, scared, and unhappy
and searching for something; something
they are not even sure exists.
They find brothers of the past, brothers of the Perimeter, that circle of safety, where someone else shares their pain,
their confusion and their
They share each other's pain in stories, in tears and in silence. Inside the Perimeter, eye contact can say it all.
This Perimeter is a circle of life and
a circle of death;
This Perimeter is a circle of iron
that has never broken.
The circle will last forever, through
the best of times and the worst of times.
Just gaze out at our national
100 years ago (Wikipedia):