Thank you to all the veterans, and I appreciate and honor that you did your duty. A personal thank you to my husband and my friends who have served in our recent wars in Iraq and Afganistan.
But here is another thought for the day:
Armed for Conflict
When injustice threatened our innocence
we clamped down our breastplate of certainty,
protected hearts aching for justice.
We put on righteousness
as a coat of armor,
sharpened angry words,
thrust spears of judgment.
After the battles we
counted our casualties
mourned our losses,
And there was no peace.
-- Stephen Shick in Be the Change