Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veterans Day 2010

The true end of a war is the rebirth of life;
the right to die peacefully in your own bed.
The true end of war is the end of fear;
the true end of war is the return of laughter.
(Alfredo Molano)

I am so tired.
I am so very tired of this war.

(From Patrol: An American Soldier in Vietnam (published 2002), by Walter Dean Myers, a Vietnam veteran)

My thoughts today are on veterans of all wars and their loved ones and are especially focused on veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan and their loved ones. May they find the true end of a war. May we all find the true end of a war.


Taradharma said...

I share your thoughts, your hopes and wishes. I doubt in this life of ours the world will ever discard war entirely, but I hope, I will always hope.

Kevin said...

here's to the end of fear and to the end of us tolerating the pentagon's budget encased in fear itself. kjm