Veterans speak out against war on Memorial Day

Allison Jaslow heard it more than once as the long holiday weekend approached – a cheerful "Happy Memorial Day!" from oblivious well-wishers. The former Army captain and Iraq War. doing it out of.

 · Armistice Day in the United States was created in 1919 to remember those who served in that war; in 1954, it was renamed Veterans Day to encompass all veterans.

On the 148th Memorial Day, Massachusetts politicians, veterans. urging people to speak plainly of the cost of war. "My fair-haired, broad-shouldered son stood and fired his weapon to defend his.

You hear it a lot: Men and women soldiers went to war. When they came home, they would not often speak. women veterans a year and a half ago, she said. that less than three years prior, she didn’t.

Although it is unclear where exactly the Memorial Day. months out of high-school when I was 18, and all my kids have known is war – my eldest son, who is 17 now, was born just after 9/11." Bibby.

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 · But I wasn’t sure what that meant. I knew I was going against the grain of orthodoxy, the romanticization of the war in movies and television and now in the war memorial celebrations in the nation’s capital. There was a question-and-answer period. The first person to walk up front was a veteran of World War II, wearing parts of his old uniform.

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 · Korean war veterans say sacrifice finally honoured as memorial is unveiled. London is the last capital to have such a memorial among 16 countries that sent troops under the UN flag against North Korea and China. The war cost South Korea more than 1.2 million lives, North Korea 1 million – with civilian deaths the greater in both countries.

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"Memorial Day is a time when Americans are supposed to evaluate war’s true human cost – And for those of us who have experienced it first-hand, it is very personal.