May 26, 2013
The intention of Memorial Day is to honor all who died in America’s wars, not to celebrate militarism or bless war.
Instead of letting the holiday be co-opted to perpetuate militarism, let us resolutely focus on honoring those who have given their lives in our nation’s conflicts.
This 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. 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. [Read the full post]