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My Memorial Day

Written By: Jason Shafrin - May• 28•07

Today is Memorial Day. A day to remember all individuals around the world who gave their life during a time of war. I have never served in the military, so today I will defer to the Pen and Sworld blog written by retired U.S. Navy Commander Jeff Huber. In his post “My Memorial Day,” Mr. Huber states that Memorial Day is a time to respect the sacrifice of generations of soldiers throughout the years, but is not “…about glorifying wars, past, present and future.”

Mr. Huber ends his post with three quotations from Dwight Eisenhower:

  • “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.”
  • “I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity. “
  • “I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it. “

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