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Treasures from the attic: Virtuti Militari

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

A ribbon of black and blue
Girdles a  silver cross
Virtuti Militari
What does it mean — do you know?

It stands for the virtues of the soldier
The noble ones dream of it
But to obtain  this cross
You must disdain death and blood