Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

No politics today. No messages to veterans or serving members of our armed forces; we have other days for that. This day is to honor those who gave their lives in the service of their nation, and to comfort those who waited in vain for their return.

Rest In Peace
Today is not about wars, it is about lives lost. It does not matter why they are sent. It matters why they go. Why do they go? Kenneth Roberts summed it up in his book, Rabble In Arms,

"They go to war these young men, not to die for their country, but to place themselves, their precious lives, between their home and the forces which would destroy it."

And die they do, some of them. Too many. May they rest in eternal peace.

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