Homer Alaska - Letters

Story last updated at 4:35 PM on Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Reflections on Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a day to commemorate the sacrifices of our military dead. It is a sad thing that any life has been sacrificed in the name of any ideology.

The worth of a life cannot be gauged by the dedication to a singular belief. How many cannon balls must fly before they are forever banned?

The idea that one can affect change by violence is a concept that is entirely human.

The human condition needs to evolve to the acceptance level that we all are one and that the desecration of humanity is not acceptable.

War is glorified but should be rejected by all that concider themselves to be civilized. Civilization denotes civility and killing is not civilized. A true civilization must endeavor to promote peace as a base of advancement and mutual understanding.

All for one and one for all is the call of the day.

James Mikesell


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