Monday, May 30, 2016

War Memorial

All the burning bridges
That have fallen after me
All the lonely feelings
And the burning memories
Everyone I left behind
Each time I closed the door
Burning bridges lost forevermore
--Mike Curb Congregation

On Memorial Day we are prompted to remember those who serve in the military, particularly those who lost their lives in battle. It seems also worthwhile to reflect on whether those wars where millions have lost their lives were necessary.

And for those in the military and for those who voluntarily support the military, it seems a good day to reflect on whether their actions are offensive (unjust) or defense (just) in nature.

A couple of years back these pages discussed Leonard Read's "Conscience on the Battlefield." Here it is again for reflective purposes.

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