At least while we tend to the latest cohort of returning veterans . . . let’s have a few decades to catch up.
A message from Michael McPhearson, executive director of Veterans for Peace, founded in 1985.
“Our message for Memorial Day is to remember all who have died in war and to understand that no one wins,” said Veterans For Peace Executive Director Michael McPhearson.
“There are some people who profit from war, mainly those who invest in the defense industry or possibly the oil sector,” McPhearson went on to say, himself a Gulf War veteran. “But the veterans and civilians who survive war suffer for the rest of their lives. And the entire society is robbed of billions of tax dollars which could be spent on jobs, education, healthcare, infrastructure and sustainable energy.”
Seen here is a monument honoring those who died in the Spanish-American War located in the North Burial Ground.