Friday, November 11, 2005

Veterans Day

WWI veterans have dwindled to a tiny few. WWII veterans, like Holocaust survivors, fade from our world every day - and with them, the last eyewitnesses to the last clear cut battle of good versus evil in our modern world vanish.

My nieces (Nurse Rachet's daughters) visit my parents in the
National Cemetery at Rock Island Arsenal, Memorial Day 2005.

Never forget. Never, ever forget. And offer grateful thanks. And remember those who were bidden to fight in "police actions" and other ill-conceived excuses for war. For their service to country, they have - and continue to - suffer for the misbegotten aims of foolish politicians and fear mongers. Never, ever forget them.

Never forget, but always move forward.
Thanks, Mom.

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