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Remember those who served

Posted by Charles II on May 26, 2014

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As we see with the VA scandal, this country lionizes dead veterans, but neglects the living. While those who died need to be remembered, let us do so primarily by remembering the living: the widows and orphans and grieving parents and siblings they left, the men and women they served with, and the young men and women who are tempted by dreams of glory to sign on for the wars of empire. As our greatest act of remembrance, let’s care for the survivors not just with medicine, but also with education, jobs, and sound communities. Let’s also try to prevent senseless wars, like the one against Iran that the neo-cons have lusted for, or the conflicts with China and Russia that they have stoked.

Those would be acts of true remembrance.

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