It's interesting to me that all of our national celebrations have to do with war and violence. The Fourth of July celebrates our country's independence, won through the Revolutionary War. Memorial Day is to remember war dead. Veterans Day is to honor those who must risk their lives in the service of . . .
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1909 postcard Did you know that Memorial Day began after the Civil War as a ritual of remembrance and reconciliation? And, it was a day to remember all deceased loved ones, not just service personnel.That tradition remains: go to any cemetery today and you'll see families visiting the . . .
Testosterone-laden stupidity.That's what war has always seemed to me. Grown men (and now women) bashing each other about for power and control.Taking lives. Hurting people.Not right.In my lifetime our country was never in danger ourselves so I don't really buy the "they gave their lives so we . . .
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This is from last year's Memorial Day celebration in Washington D.C. Great choice. Gladys still has it.War's the easy way out, you know. Just knock each other over the head (figuratively) repeatedly. Killing hasn't worked so far, and it's been thousands of years.I wonder when we'll figure out a . . .