Dead Eagle, Aberdeen, MD: A Patriotic and Semi-Autobiographical Parable

Dead Eagle, Aberdeen, MD: A Patriotic and Semi-Autobiographical Parable

Dead Eagle, Aberdeen, MD: A Patriotic and Semi-Autobiographical Parable

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Feb. 7 2011 2:01 PM

Dead Eagle, Aberdeen, MD: A Patriotic and Semi-Autobiographical Parable

What sort of place do you come from, in this vast and varied nation? It's not always simple to express, especially if you grew up in a place that was

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, yet also, through only some fault of its own, the object of a certain amount of

. But, me, personally? I will say that I come from the place where stuff like this happens:


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Someone who knows the physical geography, but not the spiritual landscape, of the area might say that this particular mid-Atlantic gothic incident—one federally protected symbol of America murdering another, over a meal of carrion on the rail bed—could have happened anywhere: Elkton, or Perryville, or even Wilmington, Delaware. To which I could only say: but where it

did

happen was Aberdeen.