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As Memorial Day approaches, I remember that the day was initially created to honor the dead on both sides of a major conflict – the American Civil War – and in that remembering, to re-unite the nation that had nearly split in two. It was not to glorify war, or to justify the rightness of either side, but to mourn those who’d died and honor them as people, and to move forward in unity. (more on that: Memorial Day Origins)

In that same spirit, Bonnie Hurd Smith tipped me off to this video of an Eric Colville song, End of War (on YouTube).  I had tears in my eyes by the end of it.  I hope that it inspires some thought and dreams in others, as it did in me.