November 11, 2003

Veterans Day


Today is the 50th anniversary of Veterans Day. You can learn more about it here: VFW: Origins of Veterans Day.

The Ayn Rand Institute released an op-ed by Edwin A. Locke: Giving Real Meaning to Veterans Day.

Because human life is so precious, war should never be undertaken unless our rights are threatened. It is often said that our soldiers must sacrifice themselves for our country. This is precisely what we must not ask them to do. A sacrifice entails the surrender of a greater value for a lesser one. But if a man loses his life on the premise, "I would rather die than live in slavery," it is a tragic lossóbut it is not a sacrifice. Such a man is acting in his own interests, to protect his most precious values.

Meanwhile, Democrats Use Veterans Day to Attack Bush.

UPDATE: FoxNews reports: Vets Telling Stories of War for Congress and WW I Veterans Remember Their Service.

Posted by Forkum at November 11, 2003 07:18 AM