My aunt took these photos yesterday, 5/27/2012, while at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego.
Look at the sheer numbers of markers. At ONE National Cemetery. Just one. Seeing all these numbers made me think. If this is one cemetery, add all of the markers from ALL of the National Cemeteries. Then, add all of the markers for those who are NOT buried at National Cemeteries.
It makes me incredibly sad.
When are we going to learn? Not just the U.S., cuz this isn’t just a U.S. problem. It is world-wide.
I feel like we are thumbing our noses at all those who have sacrificed for us. Obviously our governments have learned nothing after centuries of fighting. Will they ever? We can tout and yell about how we remember. It won’t mean anything until WE ACTUALLY REMEMBER AND PUT THOSE MEMORIES IN TO PRACTICE. Actions speak louder than words. I’m sorry our soldiers, and those all over the world, have to continuously provide the “action” with their lives while our governments learn and provide nothing.
They think they are providing a great service when they provide nominal health care, markers for graves. The best service would be to actually remember why people have died and to act upon it by making this world a better place. That is why our soldiers died, hoping to make the world a better place. Now if only our governments could do that, what could be a better service to provide? What better rememberance?