Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Memorial Day Essay: Supporting the Troops

by Col. Dan Smith (USA, Ret.)

This Memorial Day, young men and women will have been dying in combat in Iraq for more than four years. It is time to declare that “support for the troops” is not demonstrated by continuing to increase the number of tombs and monuments on which flags and flowers will be placed next year. To die for a cause is easier than to live for and in accordance with a principle.

Only when the majority of humans are willing to make the effort for life will Memorial Day become a memorial to the end of warfare.

Urge Congress not to continue to support the same failed Iraq policy.

for the complete essay, visit the FCNL (Friend's Committee on National Legislation) website: www.fcnl.org/smith/memorial.htm

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