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By travis miller (bigblue)

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#1: Tom O'Connell (sensei69) on Nov 9, 2010 [SPOILER]

great military person
#2: Teresa K (fasstar) on Nov 9, 2010 [SPOILER]
Very nicely done, Travis. It looks like one of the wooden soldiers from The Nutcracker Suite.
#3: Mendy (Mendy3273) on Nov 9, 2010 [SPOILER]
This puzzle, along with your nickname "bigblue" reminds me of a poem I learned in the 5th grade...

"Little Boy Blue" by Eugene Field

The little toy dog is covered with dust,
But sturdy and staunch he stands;
The little toy soldier is red with rust,
And his musket molds in his hands.
Time was when the little toy dog was new,
And the soldier was passing fair;
And that was the time when our Little Boy Blue
Kissed them and put them there.

"Now don't you go till I come," he said,
"And don't you make any noise!"
So, toddling off to his trundle bed,
He dreamt of the pretty toys;
And, as he was dreaming, an angel song
Awakened our Little Boy BlueŚ
Oh! the years are many, the years are long,
But the little toy friends are true!

Ay, faithful to Little Boy Blue they stand,
Each in the same old place,
Awaiting the touch of a little hand,
The smile of a little face;
And they wonder, as waiting the long years through
In the dust of that little chair,
What has become of our Little Boy Blue,
Since he kissed them and put them there.

That poem struck me then, and does so even today. I can still recite it from memory.
#4: travis miller (bigblue) on Nov 9, 2010
Mendy...Good poem...I can see that poem having an impact on people
#5: Jane Doe (telly) on Nov 9, 2010
fun solve
#6: bugaboo (bugaboo) on Nov 9, 2010
i also thought toy soldier
#7: Trish (tryingmysoul) on Nov 10, 2010
Very nice.
#8: Jota (jota) on Nov 12, 2010 [SPOILER]
Mendy you almost made me cry! Beautiful! Thanks you both. And happy veterans day, one day late!

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