Memorial Day reminds us
of the human cost of war
Looking ahead to this year’s Memorial Day, May 28, the lyrics of an old song by Crosby, Stills & Nash, “Teach your children well, their father’s hell did slowly go by,” comes to mind.
The Memorial Day message from Veterans For Peace is to remember all who have died in war and to understand that no one wins. Michael McPhearson, Veterans For Peace Executive Director, notes, “There are people who profit from war … but the veterans and civilians who survive war suffer for the rest of their lives. The entire society is robbed of billions of tax dollars which could be spent on jobs, education, healthcare, infrastructure and sustainable energy.”
This Memorial Day, Veterans For Peace again reminds the public of the human cost of war: soldiers, civilians caught in the crossfire and veterans suffering lifelong injury.
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Teach your children those other Crosby, Stills & Nash lyrics, “You, who are on the road, must have a code that you can live by” so they might avoid their “father’s hell.”
Phillip P. Pflager
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Source:: The Mercury News – Politics