[saymaListserv] Memorial Day rememberance
freepolazzo at mindspring.com
Sat May 27 19:40:00 JEST 2000
I find Memorial day a difficult day to "celebrate", as our communities seem
to only "honor" those who went to war and ignore their innocent victims.
My family was one of those whom war directly effected as civilians during
world war 2 in Europe. It gets my hackles up that there are no
remembrances for my mom and uncles, grandparents, cousins, et al who were
"displaced" persons (run off by military folks) and are not "remembered"
On this weekend full of rituals of remembering the people who died in wars
that wore uniforms (i.e. soldiers), what I do for my displaced relatives
(and yours?) and all those who are not "honored" is to be sure and go to
work and treat this day as important as every other day.
Let us hold in the light all those millions of civilians who were injured
or died in warfare, as well as those who stood in the way of their
countries going to war or using force on their own civilians (internal
Anneewakee Creek Friends Worship Group
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