Thursday, November 11, 2010

Is There A Civilians Day?

Marches, parades, bands, gun-salutes, white-glove salutes. 

Any recognition given to the civilians who died in wars, invasions, occupations, a hundred thousand armed conflicts?  The civilian dead likely number a hundred times the military dead.

As the Bob Dylan song goes, "how many times must cannonballs fly before they're forever banned?" 

The best way to honor Veterans, methinks, is to eliminate the causes of wars, invasions, occupations... 

I leave it to you to list such causes.

1 comment:

eL said...

I love this train of thought.

I found you and your blog by browsing through af3irm's website. I hope to be working with the SF Bay Area chapter in the near future.

Without sounding too stalkerish, I just want to express my excitement in finding you. In the past couple of years, I have been searching for more and more female voices that resonate with my own experiences.

Thank you.

<3 eL