How should we honor and remember those who we send away to fight and die for us?
Original post made by Peter Carpenter, Atherton: Lindenwood, on Aug 24, 2011
We, as a society, seem very ready to start wars and to then send others off to fight and die in those wars. Sadly our enthusiasm is short lived and our memories even shorter. When those wars drag on longer than this season's TV programs we lose interest in the wars and we seem to forget about those whom WE have sent to do our dirty work. Some die in OUR service and the others return to a thankless society that has no interest in their welfare.
"…to care for him who shall
have borne the battle, and
for his widow and his orphan…"
Abraham Lincoln; March 4, 1865
"We are dealing with
veterans, not procedures
with their problems, not ours."
Omar Bradley; 1947
I would politely ask responders to stick to the topic and to avoid attacking others - if you want to do either please do so in another thread or somewhere else.