Memorials and Memories: Reflecting on War, Working for Peace

For many of us, young and old alike, war has been one of the few constants in our lives. Whether it’s living through conflicts in which our country was actively engaged or bearing witness to the images on the nightly news of battles between combatants carrying different flags, our world has seen precious few moments of true peace. On this Memorial Day weekend, we take the time to reflect upon the meaning of war and peace. We will hear from members of our community whose experiences illuminate the personal and political struggles that help define who we are today as we once again watch the devastation and destruction of armed conflict and ponder whether the time will ever come when, in the words of the spiritual, “I’m gonna lay down my sword and shield and study war no more.”

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