This weekend is Memorial Day weekend in the United States, with Memorial Day on Monday (May 25). It’s a time to honor the American soldiers who have died fighting for their country, many of whom are heroes to all.
This video sums up what Memorial Day is very well through statistics and graphic photographs exposing the full horror of war. And it ends with the message we should all heed from history – that peace is always preferable to war.
I have the utmost respect for soldiers, not only from the U.S. but for those fighting for their countries around the world. It’s a job I couldn’t do and I just wish no-one had to do it. Unfortunately, that’s not the case.
Commemorate the people who have given their lives in wars by all means. They deserve it. But then focus your attention on making this world a peaceful one rather than one blighted by war in all its grisly and pointless forms.