Here’s a thought: what if we had a Memorial Day to commemorate all those killed by war?
Not just soldiers. Civilians. Families. Kids. Grandmas.
Here’s another thought: how might it be possible to make such a suggestion, in our polarized times, without being accused of not supporting our military?
I don’t wish to take anything away from the sacrifice of our people in uniform. Their courage humbles me.
But there is no stronger spokesperson against war than those who’ve been in it. And I can’t help but think that those men and women would agree with me that the lack of space in our culture to mourn the innocent bystander is a huge, huge hole.
What if we filled that hole? An international day of mourning for all those NOT in uniform who still paid the ultimate price of war? What would that look like?
What do you think?