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Veterans for Peace tired of parades, memorials and pageantry | VFP

This year, the peace group’s Memorial Day statement, in part, read:

We are tired of parades, memorials and pageantry.

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We want people to live without threats of U.S. bullets and bombs.

We remember the enormous loss of civilian life that is forgotten in today’s memorials and hidden from view in the U.S. consciousness. America has no space on its calendar to memorialize these victims.

We grieve the loss of friends and the death of veterans unable to forget the tragedies and forgive themselves.

We are ANGRY that there is a holiday that glorifies nationalism and patriotism and ignores the trauma that U.S. militarism enacts all over the globe.

 

Read more here : https://www.veteransforpeace.org/our-work/position-statements/memorial-day-statement-2021

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