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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

Comments on another Town Forum thread stimulate me to start another thread.

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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Aug 24, 2011 at 3:41 pm

I questions whether we as a society like to start wars. Our politicians like to start them. If they had to go fight them there would probably be far fewer. In my lifetime there has been Vietnam, the first Gulf war, the Iraq war and teh war in Afghanistan. Only the war in Afghanistan was brought on by any provocation. The others were started by politicians for political reasons and sold to the public with lies. The only wars we as a society are interested in being involved in are those in which we were first attacked.

I think our society is trying to make sure we take care of those that go to war for us. I think it is one of the reasons we thank them for their service. When the VA screws up Americans seem pretty quick to condemn them and demand action.


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