This is supposed to be "MEMORIAL DAY" .....IN HONOR OF THE VETERANS THAT HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES (THAT ARE DEAD !!!)Celebrate MEMORIAL DAY....THE RIGHT WAY ......
I watched a "Memorial Day Concert Tribute" last night....which listed a number of reputable hosts and performers.
There "theme" was "welcoming home" troops/veterans...????
Now, maybe it's me....or maybe I'm just being too "picky" here; but isn't Veteran's Day in NOVEMBER ???
Well, I suppose we can stretch the definition of Memorial Day...if one wants to make a political statement!! The media loves to do that anyway!!
SO LET'S MAKE ONE:
The BEST STATEMENT that I can think of to HONOR our fallen soldiers would be: BRING ALL THE REMAINING TROOPS HOME.....NOW.....
Yup, wrap up all the "goodies" and bring it on home!!
I don't know of any "AUTHORIZED WARS", "Police actions", or such committments requiring the presence of our "troops" anywhere.....Do You??
Even getting rid of old residual agreements subsidizing antiquated needs for "bases"....i.e. Germany, Korea, etc.
Recent polls show that more than 60 percent of Americans believe we should bring our troops home from Afghanistan — NOW !!!
They are right. We should bring our young men and women home — and vow to never again fight an 11-year war when our mission was complete much earlier.... in six months after it started.....ten years later, too many lives and hundreds of billions of dollars longer than necessary. "The military budget of the United States, conservatively measured at around $700 billion (but probably closer to $1 trillion once all security measures and veteran benefits are considered), is approximately equal to all of the military budgets of all other countries combined. If the US military budget were cut in half, it would still be the largest in the world. Then, if it were cut in half again, it would STILL be the largest in the world. Then, if it were cut in half a third time, reduced to only one-eighth its current size, it would STILL be the largest in the world. And that's using the conservative measure."......
"Whatever motivates this enormous budget, it is certainly not for the defense of American soil.
Indeed, when the Department of Homeland Security was created, this was a virtual admission that the Department of Defense had goals other than homeland security.
No foreign army has the slightest capacity to invade the United States, and as North Korea has demonstrated, even the possession of a single nuclear weapon is enough to deter invasion."~ http://www.lp.org/issues/foreign-policy
So whether you call this Memorial Day or (Veteran's Day).....Celebrate it right; Honor our fallen soldiers by saving the needless and "unjustified" sacrifice of our soldiers currently in "Harm's Way"!!!