Days like Memorial Day are alway disorienting for me. On the one hand, I refuse to glorify militarism or the ‘serving their country’ & ‘fighting for democracy’ thing since that is just war propaganda. But on the other, I’ve seen brothers, cousins, uncles whose lives have been permanently turned upside down by war. Some have come to understand the nature of war & what happened to them but others never could get it & still hate on antiwar activists like myself as though we were the reason for their suffering. I resolve the conflict by recommitting to antiwar activism, to supporting veterans’ benefits, & by including the victims of war–& not just US wars–in my remembrances of the day.