A Memorial Day Wish From Carl Kruse
This weekend the U.S.A. celebrates Memorial Day, a time the country honors those who died serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.
People often forget the myriad sacrifices of those in uniform, which includes writing a blank check for “up to and including my life”.
As I do every Memorial Day, I take a moment to reflect on war and death, wishing that in some future — which today seems distant — we no longer see brave men and women of any country killed in war, and that we see an end to wars themselves. Until that unforeseen and far-off day my wish (and hope) is that leaders place the lives of soldiers in harm’s way sparingly, only in the utmost of need and for the highest purpose. Perhaps one day we could also create a Memorial Day saluting those who move humanity forward in peaceful and cool ways, a completely tangential thought on what also might be good to honor during this moment of reflection.
And as the months go by it seems like that day to celebrate and honor those who move the world forward in peaceful and cool ways is becoming ever more urgent.
Just commented on the more recent MEMORIAL DAY post and seeing this one now. Thanks again for your thoughts Carl Kruse.
Like tommy i came from the post at http://carlkruse.org/2017/05/30/another-memorial-day-wish/#comment-205352
Really well said Kruse.
Thanks for stopping by and for the kind words Darcy.
– Carl Kruse
This is beautifully written.
Thank you (again!)
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