Monday, May 26, 2008

Masters Of Nothing

Photo: My dad MacAllister O'Brien France 1918 where he was wounded and received the purple heart.

"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed."
Dwight D. Eisenhower

On this day of memorial let us honor our dead and thank them for their service if it constituted the true defense of the nation, but let us also dedicate ourselves to the pursuit of justice, tolerance, equality and peace. We should never glorify war or dying for it's own sake. We should not make public claims of patriotism a boastful American tendency. Everyone despises a braggart and a bully. We should operate from a position of moral strength not from one based only on how much we can make others fear us.

No comments:

Post a Comment