Monday, May 26, 2008

We remember

To my dad, who didn't see combat but did have to worry about the bombs hitting London, then had only 19 more years after getting home, and his brothers, and all the young men and women who have died, or been injured, or, at the very minimum, had the arc of their lives disrupted by the need to serve this nation, we remember, and we value, and we honor.

Would that we would never go to war for anything less than the most vital interest, that we would see it as a last resort, that we would not glorify it as a test of strength, but recognize it for what it is. May we set the bar for going to war as a severe test, not just something we do as an alternative policy.

But most all, we must remember.

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