The Five People You Meet in Heaven

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"Young men go to war. Sometimes because they have to, sometimes because they want to. Always, they feel they are supposed to. This comes from the sad, layered stories of life, which over the centuries have seen courage confused with picking up arms, and cowardice confused with laying them down." (Page 57 )

"You dont have to ask me to wait." (Page 79)

"...making it up day by day..." (Page 67)

What are 3 things Eddie learned to do in war?

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In response to your first quote, this quote deals with pride, patriotism, and love of country. Even if we only look at the United States, this quote completely exemplifies the feelngs men (and boys) had when faced with war. War wasn't questioned, it was a duty. Most young men saw war as glorious..... only those with more experience knew better. None-the-less, the boys based their feelings upon stories long told and shared by the generations that preceded them.