Gloucester County Humanists Message Board › True meaning of Memorial Day
True meaning of Memorial Day, from Andy Rooney: Here is a true gem from the past:
What is the best thing we can do for our troops? Stop the wars! How can we best honor the dead soldiers? Create peace! How can we best care for injured vets? Use the war funds for helping them and their families for the rest of their lives...instead of funding more wars and more deaths and injuries.
This is the only true patriotism. Love of Country does not mean love of warrior government or warhawk legislators. [per Howard Zinn] Most Americans may long for peace but America has never had a peaceful gpvernment. It is time to stop just praying for peace and to start demanding and end to all wars. If you do not understand or agree with this, read Johan Galtung http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johan_Galtung and Howard Zinn on how peace is now possible.
Happy Memorial Day,