Today isn’t just a day of remembering. It’s a day of quiet contemplation and giving their sacrifices updated meaning. For no one wants to die and not be remembered, but neither do we want to go without our lives meaning something. Maybe those are the same.
Our evolutionary arc need not doom us to an endless cycle of violence. Perhaps today, like a tree planted for future generations, while we remember, we also sow a seed of Peace, finding that ground within our souls that will make death by violence a thing of the past. Not yet certainly, but as hope for a distant future. I can think of no higher honor to bestow upon a soldier than that in the end, their death actually meant Ultimate Peace.
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