Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veterans's Day, 2014

I'm not in favor of war.  None of it, in principle.  I believe sometimes there are grievous threats to humankind that have to be stopped but other than that, I don't think war is the answer. When I found this image, I decided it was the thing to post on this Veteran's (Armistice) Day.

No one in my family ever served in the military except for my brother back in the late 1950's.  My mother told me that my dad had wanted to serve during WWII but was rejected for numerous reasons--medical, family, heritage--so it was not to be.  I married a man who was career Air Force when we met and married. That didn't last long as he was medically discharged during his second tour in Viet Nam. 

This is the day to honor the veterans for all they have sacrificed for our country. Whether or not I support the cause they fought for, I respect that they did what they thought was the right thing to do. On this day, I will be hoping that the Kellogg-Briand Pact is implemented some day and that there will be no further reason to honor veterans but rather to designate this day to celebrating peace.

1 comment:

  1. During my minutes silence yesterday I sat and reflected on all those who gave their lives for our respective countries. Like you, I don't support war - the cost is great in terms of human sacrifice , but Im grateful that there are those who serve to keep us and our way of life safe.