The next war memorial

January 6, 2008 at 10:24 pm Leave a comment

My wife and I are in Washington, DC. My father-in-law, Jim McAlister, will be buried at Arlington National Cemetary tomorrow afternoon.

Jim was a career Air Force veteran and did two tours in Vietnam. My wife wanted to visit the Vietnam Memorial. As we approached the entrance to this important, solemn place I was struck with a question. ”Where will the Iraq War Memorial be located?”

I think there is no question that it will be necessary. Like the 58,000 Americans who died or are missing from Vietnam, I fear we are on the same path with Iraq and Afghanistan.

How sad. Perhaps if our legislators planned memorials ahead of wars they might be less anxious to risk American lives?

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