It’s Memorial Day, so take some time to remember the soldiers that died serving our country.
No matter what you think of a particular war, they deserve some respect. Almost all of them volunteered because they thought they were pursuing their patriotic duty or out of economic necessity (no other jobs available to them or to pay for overpriced education). If nothing else, they died for their noble intentions or from tragic economic circumstances. We shouldn’t ignore this sacrifice because we disagree with the government’s particular military mission.
I don’t buy that right-wing nonsense that if you are not supporting the war you are not supporting our troops. Why is it wrong to demand a good reason to risk the lives of the men and women who choose to join the armed forces for their own noble and/or economic reasons? By the way, picking fights to increase weapons manufacturers’ profits is not a good reason to go to war.
So honor the war dead, then work to see that there are fewer of them to honor in the future.