On our nostalgic trip out east, my sister and I visited Washington D. C. I’ve been there several times. Once I was there for an AmeriCorps training week where we toured the memorials at night. I have always loved the memorials. If you ever have a chance to see them at night, you should really take advantage of it.
I don’t really believe in war as a means to solve conflict, and yet, I am thankful to each and every soldier for what they have had to face. Does that make any sense? When I was a child, I thought I could stop the Vietnam War, if I could just stand in the middle of the “battlefield”, and say, “stop this!” My heart goes out to every soldier who has faced the battle, to every soldier who has died, to every family who has suffered a loss. I wish our society would stand up with one voice and say “no” to more war. Maybe some day……..