Living Poetry focuses on the young soldiers who sacrificed their lives for their country through examining the poem “The Young Dead Soldiers” by Archibald MacLeish. This moving and heart-felt program gives students the opportunity to better understand the outcomes of war, experience the poem first hand and connect personally with soldiers who have been laid to rest. This program includes a visit to the historic San Francisco National Cemetery, located in the Presidio. Students work collaboratively while making connections and comparisons between their own personal experiences and the soldiers of the past.
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