I’ve interrupted a party. Is it in celebration of the peace or in honor of the next war? Ross Poldark. Written by Winston Graham
The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war… Gen. Douglas MacArthur
Memorial Day or Decoration Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. On this day remember the ultimate sacrifice many have made to serve others and to advance the right to life, liberty and happiness for everyone.
(From Wikipedia) On Sunday morning, December 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service attacked Naval Station Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii, without warning and without a declaration of war, killing 2,403 American non-combatants, and injuring 1,178 others. The attack sank two U.S. Navy battleships and damaged five others. It also damaged three cruisers, three destroyers, and one minelayer. Aircraft losses were 188 destroyed and 159 damaged.
Remembering the events of this day 75 years ago as the United States was attacked and entered World War II. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt called this “a day that will live in infamy” and it was truly a moment that changed the course of history and the war. Remembering the veterans who were lost on this day.
This weekend in downtown Chattanooga at Ross’ Landing The Moving Wall is in town. This is a 1/2 scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial that’s in Washington, DC. This features every name of those killed in action during the Vietnam war. There are over 58,000 names listed on the wall. 58,000 men and women who gave their lives for our country. People from all walks of life left their family and friends never to return. Honor those who served but always work for peace.
My father belongs the Tri-State Military Vehicle Club and they had some vintage jeeps and an ambulance for visitors to the wall to see. These vehicles are an important part of fighting a war.
The picture at the bottom represent the fallen five servicemen who were killed at a military post here in Chattanooga back in July of 2015. Honoring the service and real sacrifice of those who put on the uniform of my country is what this community does in a very special way. Thanks to all who have or are currently serving.
Is war necessary
Is it good?
Depends on who you ask
Depends on the situation
It is never easy
There’s a war on a lot of things
Edwin Starr asked what is it good for?
Nothing he said.
There’s a war on
War saves lives and also ends it
What are you fighting for and against today?
Do we have to go there, sometimes yes but I hope never.