The legacy of war

It won’t be many more years until there will be no living witnesses of the Holocaust.   Those who know the Korean War as first-hand experience isn’t far behind.                                   Viet Nam is fading too.

It is an eternal, horrible reality that the damage from wars does not end with the last shot – no matter who the “victor” was.  The bitter consequences from The American Civil War plague us today.  A century and a half after Lee surrendered, the North and South remain unreconciled.

Lincoln was assassinated on the eve of the Civil War’s conclusion.  He intended to bring the county together;  “With malice toward none, and charity to all”.  His greatness could have achieved it.  His murder was a major tragedy of history.

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