Veterans Day Is for Remembering— And for Looking Ahead (The Huffington Post)


In an opinion piece on The Huffington Post, Dartmouth President Emeritus James Wright describes Veterans Day as “an occasion to pause and do what we should do every day—remember those who have served and sacrificed.”

Wright, the author of Those Who Have Borne the Battle: A History of America’s Wars and Those Who Fought Them, writes about the country’s memorials to the veterans of Vietnam, Korea, and World War II. He notes the need for two more national memorials: to the veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, and to the veterans of World War I.

Wright says “the human face of these wars needs to become part of our nation’s memory—wars do have real human costs. Forgetting wars is bad history. Forgetting sacrifice is irresponsible history.”

Read the full story published 11/11/12 by The Huffington Post.

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