The war in Iraq is one of the most divisive issues in America today.
But no matter what position you have on the subject, this is the day we devote to remembering those who have served us at great cost to themselves and their loved ones. No matter how partisan our views, we must never forget the sacrifices made by these warriors and their families.
Late last night, I read a story about "[a] Democrat and a Republican. A pacifist and a soldier. A Catholic and a Protestant. They were a Shakespearian tragedy even before they were an item."
Read the story here.
As you go about your holiday activities on Monday--whether having a family barbeque or a swimming party--give some thought, and perhaps a prayer, for those who have put themselves in danger to protect our way of life.
And, no matter how you think about THIS war, never forget this quote by John Stuart Mill:
"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing he cares about more than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."