From America's founding onward, history has been driven by the brave and courageous, willing to sacrifice everything in pursuit of a brighter future for their posterity. Today is the day to remember these brave Americans, and resent those who continue to send them to die for any cause but the cause of the nation.
Wars fought for the greedy benefit of plutocratic interests, and wars fought in the noble pursuit of sovereignty have one common denominator in the men who fought them. Rarely, if ever, is it seen for a politician to brandish a rifle in support of his cause.
For the wars waged for the purpose of sovereignty, and the securing of an American homeland, the day is a day to remember the accomplishments of the men who fought to secure such things to be enjoyed and preserved by future generations. For the wars waged to line the pockets of the corrupt, those conflicts which saw the exploitation of patriotism in the most traitorous ways, the day is a day to remember the tragic loss of life and liberty seen as a result of these conflicts.
That is not enough, however, because it must also be a day to pledge absolute and fanatical opposition to all those who would exploit the nation, and its people, to suit their own private ends at the expense of the national collective.
War being the brutal but necessary act that it is, any conflict taken to without the complete assurance that it is done for the benefit of the people, who stand to lose so much, is an act of treason unparalleled by the myriad of other crimes carried out by the supposedly elected leaders of America's floundering bureaucracy.
Unless those faithful to their nation and their future take action to end these fruitless wars, the best and brightest of the nation will continue to be cut down in the far corners of the world absent any benefit to the families, communities, or the nation they left behind.
Activists nationwide paid their respects in various ways at the monuments and memorials which dot the American landscape. All of this in the purpose of making certain that the next monuments erected shall honor Americans who fought for their people's right to determine their future against all those who would deny it.