Monday, May 25, 2009


Instead of glorifying war and perpetuating
the spirit of militarism, this holiday affords
us an opportunity to contemplate how far
we have to go as a nation--and as a human
family--in transforming our means of
defending liberty, advancing democracy,
and procuring justice. War--and those
whose lives are snuffed out or haunted by
it--gives us every indication that we have
not yet explored or employed our best
intellectual, spiritual and material
resources for preventing or addressing
conflicts. Every Memorial Day is an
opportunity to consider: given the cost in
these precious lives, we must find a better
way, not just repeat the past again and again.

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