This was my post last year on Memorial Day. I was going to write something about protesting the sword and where our freedom comes from, but it felt forced and contrived. That’s not what’s important today. What’s important is the lives of those who have gone to war and not come back. Why those wars were fought I’ll worry about another time. Today, I will mourn the lives lost, both American and foreign. Remember today not only our own fallen American brethren, but also the fallen brethren of America’s enemies, for they are men like us.
Photo taken from a blog post on “The Marlboro Marine” on Panacea911.
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed…This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron. – Dwight D. Eisenhower
Today is the day in America where we remember those fallen in wars past. Today, a lot of people are going to get together, have a barbecue, maybe watch a parade, then drive home and go back to work the next day. It’s funny to me how a day for reflection on our loss of young men to war inspires us to have a cookout (not that I didn’t participate in said cookout…
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