Some Gave All a Monumental Bronze Sculpture Allegory by James Muir Bronze Allegorical Sculptor-Artist
"Some Gave All"
1/2 life-size 5 feet high
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If you are able,
save for them a place inside of you
and save one backward glance when you are leaving
for the places they can no longer go.
Be not ashamed to say you loved them,
though you may or may not have always.
Take what they have left
and what they have taught you with their dying
and keep it with your own.
And in that time
when men decide and feel safe to call war insane,
take one moment to embrace
those gentle heroes you left behind.
Major Michael Davis O'Donnell
1 January 1970
Dak To, Vietnam
Always inspired by the song lyrics "all gave some, but some gave all," along with the memories of friends and classmates and their sacrifices, on memorial Day I was moved to create this sculpture as my own humble tribute honoring courageous devotion to the ideal of human liberty.
James N. Muir