Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Quote of the Day

Many years ago I became fed up with the hollow thank yous and stopped celebrating Veterans Day. Today I join with Veterans For Peace in a call to reclaim November 11th as Armistice Day – a day to think about peace and thank those who served by working to end war. I’m tired of us vets being used for war and then many of us being pretty much discarded. Instead of thanking us, change how we are treated and work to end war. That is a real tribute.

– Michael McPhearson
Excerpted from "Don’t Thank Me Anymore
. . . Just Care for Veterans Who Return
and Work To End All War
Common Dreams
November 10, 2015

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
The Challenge of Peace
All on a Beautiful Morning
Vigiling Against Weaponized Drones
The "Fool Soldiers" of the Lakota
Remembering Dorothy Day's Response to the U.S. Bombing of Hiroshima
The Origins of Mother's Day
The Tenth Anniversary of the U.S. Invasion of Iraq
Walking Against Weapons
Alliant Action
Award-winning "Hellraisers" at It Again
Marv Davidov, 1931-2012
In Search of a "Global Ethic"

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