"It is for this," he said, bending down to grab a handful of Grass Creek soil, "that we are fighting."
After hearing these words, the team of soldiers ("psy ops") returned to work more vigorously than before. By nightfall, the mural was completed. Three times larger than in life, Miguel Olivo, Jose Guillen, Gil Meche, Yuni Betancourt looked out over Grass Creek, with St. Willie Bloomquist rising above them, with sunbeams at his back.
Let the past rot in Seattle.
(Incredibly special thanks to "buddyball" for providing RR with a rare Grass Creek photo.)