After reading the post about Mr. Ray Sittauer and attending the service at the cemetery yesterday, this came to mind. “War Never Solved Anything” was a comment that appeared in response to a post by Michael Schindler, the executive director of Operation Military Family. I believe the topic was budget cuts in the military.
It really didn’t register with me at the time but has been niggling in the back of my mind. What the comment maker said of course is nuts. It was a WAR that created this Country. It was another WAR that kept us from being two Countries instead of one. It was another WAR That entitles us to speak English instead of German or Japanese. It has been several more WARS that have allowed us to maintain our sovereignty as a self governing nation under God. We honored today the millions of Americans who served and those that died fighting for the very rights that many use and abuse. I don’t know of a single person who wants another War. But when the time comes, and it will, we better be ready.