War and Peace

  • World War I, 1917-1918.
  • Vietnam, 1964-1973. …
  • Korean War, 1950-1953. …
  • Mexican-American War, 1846-1848. …
  • Iraq, 2003-2011. …
  • Revolutionary War, 1775-1783. Total deaths: 4,435. …
  • Spanish-American War, 1898-1901. Total deaths: 2,446. …
  • Afghanistan, 2001-present. Total deaths: 2,322 (according to icasualties.org) …

The list gets longer.  We usually do not start a war but we sure get into them.

The Revolutionary War is taught in school and yet most children cannot name any of the battles.  We are lucky if they remember Washington and Franklin.  We have allowed history to fade into history.

The big one is the Civil War and most students know it was the North versus the South. They figure it was about slavery.  They may have heard about Lincoln, Grant and Lee.  Other than that, it has faded out.

World War 1 is usually a foot note in the history books.

World War 11 is seen as old vintage films.  John Wayne as a young man.

Korea is totally forgotten.

Vietnam is a scar we do not like to think of.  My son and grandson went there as tourist.  What a crock.

Our enemies became our supposedly friends and our friends drifted into the enemy category.


Now, today we have a President who may lead us into more conflict.  He blunders around like a bull in a china shop.  There are dictators out there who love the march and parade the weapons.  It is only a matter of time before the toys of war will be used.  Nostradamus would not be going to far over the cliff to figure that out.  The economy loves war.  It generates money and the focus of our country is money.

I am scared that the children will be marching soon.  I have seen how war affects the people.  The excitement at first and then the realization that war cripples’ people and some do not return.  May I be wrong.

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