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Friday, November 11, 2005

EVENT, Veterans Day: read a book

Friday is Veterans Day.

We, the citizenry, have let down our servicemembers and officers. They are expending the blood and souls on a pointless war. The U.S. military stays in Iraq to avoid humiliation of Bush, Cheney and the Neo Cons and to avoid the potential chaos that Iraq may descend into.

This Veterans Day, U.S. citizens should take the time to learn about the psychology of war. Read War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning by Chris Hedges. It explains the psychologically seductive aspects of war, both personal and societal.

For those that enjoy traditional ceremonies, Vietnam Veterans Against the War will be holding its annual ceremony.
When: November 11, 2005 from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Where: Corner of Wabash and Wacker Drive, Chicago
Details: Speakers from VVAW, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Military Families Speak Out and other organizations will address the war and the inadequacy of veterans' benefits, especially health care and the missing Vietnam Veterans Fountain.


  • By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 10:49 AM, November 07, 2005  

  • May God Rest Their Souls

    In Flanders fields the poppies blow
    Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly,
    Scarce heard amid the guns below.
    We are the Dead. Short days ago
    We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved, and were loved, and now we lie,

    In Flanders fields.
    Take up our quarrel with the foe:
    To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
    We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
    In Flanders fields.

    By Anonymous Brian Cross, at 9:34 AM, November 11, 2005  

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