"What is the moral difference, if any, between the soldier and the civilian?" "The difference...lies in the field of civic virtue. A soldier accepts personal responsibility for the safety of the body politic of which he is a member, defending it, if need be, with his life. The civilian does not." - Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers
.07 seconds have now elapsed since my general awareness circuit was activated at a level of low alert.
When enough time had passed, long, long after the heaped flowers had withered, the lead casket was enclosed in marble, just as you see it today.