Thursday, November 10, 2011

Our Disposable Brave Service Men & Women

On Sept. 24, 2011 at a cemetery in Easton, PA, Maj. Bruce Lawrence was finally laid to rest on U.S. soil, approximately 43 years after his aircraft was shot down in Vietnam.

I can't believe that we are still burring our dead from the Vietnam War!

Today in a Washington Post article U.S. Air Force officials acknowledged that from 2003 to 2008 the Dover Air Force Base mortuary disposed of portions of troops’ remains (fragments and portions of body parts that were initially unidentified or were later recovered from the battlefield) by cremating them and dumping the ashes in a Virginia landfill.

Is this how we honor our fallen servicemen and women and their families?

We shouldn't be in these wars in the first place, but to literally dump their remains in a landfill shows just how "disposable" our brave men and women are to the warfare state!

"There never was a good war or a bad peace."
~Benjamin Franklin

Peace, Love, and Light!
Kevin (Cloud)

(U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Michael Gibson)


D.M. said...

Oh, how degrading to those poor soldiers...and how disgusting the mindset of those who decided to dispose of their remains in a landfull!! >:(

I as someone who attempts to follow Christianity in its original form have arrived at the conclusion that there should not be such a thing as a Christian involved in war other than the spiritual war that is not fought using the weapons of this world-we are to fight using spiritual weapons against the Devil and his demons instead. Until the time of Constantine there were no records found of any Christians involved in any war worldwide! We never know which evil person is going to come to Christ and turn his or her life around-look at Saul of Tarsus, a terrorist to the Church-who became the apostle Paul! And far as those who are outside the faith I feel war should be a last resort to protect themselves, and never a means to gain money the way the greedy politicians have made it so.

Hippie Christian said...

Right On!