Honor Veterans, Not War

This Veterans Day, let us honor veterans, but let us not honor war.

Let us support the troops, but let us also recognize that if we rely on love then solders would not be necessary

Let us admire the bravery of soldiers, but let us also acknowledge their suffering from fear, PTSD, and suicide

Let us honor the veterans of our country, but let us also honor the veterans of other countries, for they too have suffered

Let us stand up to defend ourselves, but let us also realize that we are the ones responsible for whatever dangerous situation we find ourselves in

Let us defeat our enemies, but let us do so by ending the war within ourselves

Let us see that there are indeed dangers in the world, but let us also understand that believing in the necessity of war is a self-fulfilling prophecy

Let us stand up for freedom, but let us not be fooled into thinking that taking the lives of others will ever make us free

Most of all, let us not believe in any fantasies about war. Let us see the truth – that war is a type of insanity, that it is a sign we have gotten lost in fear and have forgotten about love.

May we all be free from fear, may we all abide in everlasting love, and may all veterans be free from all pain and at peace.

May there come a time in the future when the term ‘veteran’ has become an antiquated relic of the past, an ancient word from a time long forgotten, when humanity was at war with itself, lost and confused.

©2017 by Awakening Wisdom Light

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Author: Tara Praises

Tara devotee, Buddhist practitioner, music composer, and poet.

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