Your silent tents of green
We deck with fragrant flowers
Yours has the suffering been,
The memory shall be ours.
-henry wadsworth longfellow
(from decoration day)
He has a way with words and reminds us
that while our soldiers may have suffered and paid the ultimate price,
it is our duty to remember them.
“if we are to teach real peace in this world,
and if we are to carry on a real war against war,
we shall have to begin with the children.”
“on memorial day, i don’t want to only remember the combatants. there were also those who came out of the trenches as writers and poets, who started preaching peace, men and women who have made this world a kinder place to live”
— eric burdon, the animals
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“peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.”
“we must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war
but the positive affirmation of peace.”
-martin luther king, jr.
“better than a thousand hollow words,
is one word that brings peace.”