Sunday, May 27, 2012

Lest we forget


Joe Biden gave a recent speech which was both emotional and a powerful reminder that some families have sacrificed everything in our recent US wars while many of us have given nothing. Any war is tragic, a failure, but can we learn from them? If we do, it's not all in vain.

And one thing we need to learn more than anything else is both to thank those who fought them and be sure we don't forget them when it's time to deliver the promised Veteran's benefits.

4 comments:

Kay Dennison said...

I've watched this heart-wrenching video more than a few times -- it's that powerful. Anyone who views it and doesn't gain new respect or -- my stars & garters -- admiration for Joe Biden has no heart.

Tabor said...

So true.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

I so agree, Rain...
As a kid growing up in a small town---we had a Memorial Day Parade every year...I was always brought to tears seeing the Veterans who walked and or rode in wheel chairs as part of this wonderful day of rememberance....Back then, there were lots of First World War Vets....And after WW2 there were many Veterans from that war, too....
I'd like to think they still have this Parade each year and now there would be so very many other Veterans from the many Wars we have had since, including these current ones...
This Parade always ended up at the War Memorial at the other end of town, where all those who lost their lives were remembered with speeches and prayers. It was a very meaningful day to everyone, including me. I think of this and remember it every year. It is so very important to remember those that sacrificed so very much and to honor them.

Darlene said...

It's maddening that the very politicians who make patriotic speeches and praise the sacrifice of our Veterans and their families are the very ones who are the first to cut their benefits after they return.

Today Obama is asking us to pray for peace. I certainly wish peace would come and mankind would stop finding excuses to kill each other, but my husband used to say that there will never be peace as long as there is one woman and two men. That may be a cliche, but it's human nature.

The industrial- military complex thrives on war and that's where a lot of the conflict begins. Sad!!

No, Rain. You don't have captchas. I am not going to spend any more time trying to get rid of them on my blog because I no longer have the patience to deal with it.