Memorial Day

We get weary of dealing with this meme every year, normally from very well-meaning folks who just don’t understand the historical motivations for going to war.

The word “sacrifice” should be used in this context: “The rich and powerful sacrificed the poor (often people of color), to defend nothing but their own wealth and power.”

Here’s one response:

[We will update this post when the empire defenders post their responses.]

About VFP Linus Pauling Chapter

Veterans For Peace (VFP) is dedicated to eliminating war as an implement of foreign policy and to that end, works to educate the public about the true costs of war. Veterans For Peace (VFP) Linus Pauling Chapter 132 is a chapter of Veterans For Peace, St. Louis, MO, which has been waging peace since 1985 and is an NGO recognized by the United Nations. The local chapter and the national organization are both 501(c)3 non-profit organizations. Veterans For Peace is made up of veteran and associate members. More information about the national organization, including our Statement of Purpose and contact information for a VFP chapter near you, may be found at: www.veteransforpeace.org.
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