Today is Memorial Day in the U.S. I would like to take a moment to remember our fallen soldiers.
When I say “our” fallen soldiers, I don’t just mean U.S. soldiers, I mean all of our fallen soldiers, on all sides of past conflicts around the world. Memorial Day began to honor and mourn both Union and Confederate dead after the Civil War, and in that spirit, I think we should honor and mourn all who have fallen in war, regardless of what side they fought on.
And if a war doesn’t push us to work harder for peaceful, diplomatic solutions to conflicts and differences, what a horrible and pointless waste of life that is.