First of all, a big thank you to the members of our Armed Forces. You make the ultimate sacrifices for us: leaving home and families, bearing the unbearable and facing injury and death.
Too many of our young people are dying because of our addictions to revenge and fossil fuels. So let's make some sacrifices too: less driving, no use of gasoline for recreation and, oh yeah, some good old fashioned biblical forgiveness.
My father entered the armed services when he was sixteen years old and retired when he was in his forties. He was a veteran of three wars and had been injured several times. He was provided the opportunities of getting his GED and attending college. He was a Lt. Colonel when he retired and spent the rest of his life as a 100% disabled veteran. In the end he was a fervent pacifist as only someone who has experienced war can be.
I love and miss you Daddy.