I 2nd that Iowanic.
Thank you to my son, my nephews, my past uncles, my father, grandfather, and all the other men and women who serve and have served and a special thanks to those soldiers and their families who lost their lives for us.
There is no greater selfless sacrifice.
Such a story. Epic.
Lives lost to a story.
They lost their precious and beautiful lives for a chapter in some history text.
To be selfless is an entirely different story.
Sons, nephews, uncles , fathers, and nowadays ... women .... (neices, aunts, mothers, grandmothers ...) only lost their lives because they lost their beautiful lives and nothing more or less.
Adds fodder to parades.
Selfless? Only if one sucuumbs to folly.
I know I will hear it now ..... the drums and the flag waving. There will be logic...
But when we send our kids to church on Sundays and then to war on Mondays ... and we insist that we LOVE our children? Did we have them as fodder? Are we a soldier making farm? And then we thank them for their "selfless" service? Really? Is that why we had them?