So it says: Great deeds never die

How many times have I seen this on a memorial, on a grave stone or in a memorium?

Great deeds never die.

Written about the dead but never truer than in consequence to the survivors of the first great war.

Great deeds never die.

Not all men died. Their deeds did not disappear. Their deeds were carried with them onwards in life. But seemingly the deeds of the living were not as great as the deeds of the dead.

Does the ultimate sacrifice need to take place before the acts of the living be labelled as great?

Great deeds never die. No – they live on in the minds of those who survived. To haunt? To remind? To seek a kind of fatalistic karmic vengeance?

Great deeds never die. Survivors of wars need no praise. But maybe also not seen in the same light as the dead.

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