Message to Veterans: The Intolerable Price You Pay

Source: TomDispatch
by Kelly Denton-Borhaug

“I’m a civilian who, like many Americans, has strong ties to the U.S. Armed Forces. … As a child I baked cookies to send with letters to my cousin Steven who was serving in Vietnam. My family tree includes soldiers on both sides of the Civil War. Some years before my father died, he shared with me his experience of being drafted during the Korean War and, while on leave, traveling to Hiroshima, Japan. There, just a few short years after an American atomic bomb had devastated that city as World War II ended, he was haunted by seeing the dark shadows of the dead cast onto concrete by the nuclear blast. As Americans, all of us are, in some sense, linked to the violence of war. But most of us have very little understanding of what it means to be touched by war.” (11/10/22)

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