Over at elephantjournal.com, the great, prolific William Harryman says it best for me today…
I am not patriotic. I do not say the Pledge of Allegiance because my allegiance is not to a flag or a nation, but to human beings in general. I believe we should honor the warriors, however, even while we hate the war. I believe, as many are starting to realize, that out government has long ago ceased to be “by the people and for the people.” I believe that all of our most recent wars have not been based on higher ideals but, rather, politics and greed.
I believe that we have sent thousands of our young people to die for corporate greed. I mourn their deaths, their injuries, and the suffering of their families. I believe that if we want to do something on this Memorial Day, we should make a donation to The Wounded Warrior Project.
Read the rest of William’s post here.