Memorial Day comes and goes.
Besides the traditional acts of the day, most people shamefully use their day off to shop.
While we recognize veterans and current soldiers, we as a nation seldom recognize peace activists or war resisters. Worse, most do not honor — or even think about — the massive numbers of victims of war. I maintain that our Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C., and Vietnam memorials around the country should honor Vietnamese who suffered as well, and in far greater numbers.
I think about victims of our other wars, too, many of which were wrongful wars. I add the victims of oppressive regimes that we aid, sell weapons to and maybe even train their soldiers.
Did we think of this on Memorial Day?