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Cost of war

May 28, 2006

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To the editor:

Memorial Day, a day of remembrance of those who answered the call of duty and gave their life in that call.

We as a people have the right - no, the obligation - to observe those who return in flag-draped coffins. The American people need to understand the cost of war, not the monetary cost, but the cost in lives, the cost to families of those who have served and do serve and those who have served and survived.

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: at the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them." - "For the Fallen" by Laurence Binyon, 1914.

Bruce W. Johanning,

Lawrence

Comments

yellowhouse 8 years, 6 months ago

MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE

On Memorial Day we honor the fallen hero's

Our country's most brave, fearless, and courageous too

Our hero's who died for our country's freedom

Just people like me and you

A loved one in battle hoping to come home soon

A dad, a mom, someone's daughter or son

The ones who paid the ultimate price

For they didn't come home when the battle was done.

So today we place flowers on rows of stone

And give honor to those that are lost

We publicly display our private grief

As we absorb the full measure of freedoms cost.

Lost is the innocence of yesterday

As war penetrates this young generation

Pray that our country remembers our constitution

For that is what founded this great nation.

America the beautiful

My country so many heroes have died for

I am so proud to be called an American

Because of their sacrifice freedom shall ring forevermore!

by carrie neighbors

Speakout 8 years, 6 months ago

Those who fought for our freedom deserve every honor they get and moresome. But what is wearysome is the fact that we are not defending our freedom in Iraq and Afghanistan. The men and women who fall there, fall for some unknown reason beyond our freedom.

The terrorists exist because they do not agree with our policies and our policies do not follow the will of the people. They follow the will of a government that was elected not because they were the best, but because they weren't the worse. We need to have a real good look at ourselves and the government we want to have.

May God bless those who have fallen by serving their country. I served and I know the burden in brings. May they have served and died for a noble cause, the cause of freedom and not for oil or money.

Ragingbear 8 years, 6 months ago

Most children in schools are only taught one thing about Memorial Day.... Three day weekend.

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