kristallnacht to poppy day our thoughts are directed towards the world wars of the 20th century. we mourn those who gave their lives voluntarily through military service, and those who were unwilling victims of hatred and persecution.
the question for me is, however, will such thoughts and ceremonies have any effect on the wars and persecution of today?
rumsfeld is gone. hurrah. the troops, however, are still dying in iran and afghanistan. look at the graves. what next?