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.