Lord, bid war’s trumpet cease; Fold the whole earth in peace. — Oliver Wendell Holmes
I stumbled upon this memorial site a few weeks back. On the wall behind this statue are names of local men whom I assumed lost their lives fighting for the United States.
The reason I am unsure is that, once the thought crossed my mind, I couldn’t look any further as it made me fear for my BoBo’s life when he hasn’t even left for basic training. He leaves in January 2011. My feelings continue to be a mixture of pride and fear.
Today, on Veteran’s Day, I think about those who have gone to war for our country. Well, my country. And I think about the young men who have lost their lives in doing so. It saddens me.
We shouldn’t have war. We should have peace. And so, I pray.