I offer my respect to our armed forces and our veterans today. Join me in a moment of silence intentionally for all the men and women who were scared, who didn't understand the totality of what they were getting into, or how it would affect their lives when they came home, if they did.
I honor the grieving parents, children, widows, sisters, brothers, and friends of the thousands upon thousands of people who made it possible for the likes of us in the U.S. to pretty much do and go as we please without bombs being dropped in our living room or seeing our baby brothers and sisters blown apart as we go to the store.
Today is not about me approving of war. As humans we have a long way to go to minding our own business and also protecting other humans in a kind and peaceful way. Today is about asking all of us to join in prayer and meditation for all those who lost their lives with the intention of protecting us and for making this world a better place.