Sunday, May 15, 2005

another comment on #118


Memorial Day for Fallen Soldiers also includes Victims of Terror. Why should they be together?

The soldiers were defending our homeland and our right to continue to live here. Their sacrifice is heartbreaking but it can be inspiring and uplifting.

The victims of terror, however, were victims. Also heartbreaking but not inspiring and not uplifting. They didn't make a sacrifice; they were sacrificed and because of government policy.

By putting the victims of terror together with the fallen soldiers on memorial day the government covers its disgrace at not protecting its citizens by letting us believe that these innocent victims were also soldiers.

That's like trying to put Yom HaShoah on Memorial Day by claiming that the six million fought their way bravely into the ovens.

A memorial day for the victims of terror belongs on Yom HaShoah and Yom HaShoah belongs on Tisha B'Av and not on the 27th of Nissan to coincide with the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

In short:
Soldiers Memorial Day and the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising 4 Iyar
Yom HaShoah and Victims of Terror 9th of Av

Best wishes
Moshe yid one at zero one three dot net

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