Sunday, May 26, 2013
Sometimes, "Big Brother is Watching You" is a very sweet thing. I saw this trio of little kiddies walking along a path at Moreau Lake State Park last week, all very carefully holding hands and being safely led along by the oldest child in the middle. So small, so trusting, so vulnerable. But who would dream of harming such tender innocent little children?
Then I saw this photo of Afghani children yesterday in The New York Times. The family was fleeing in terror from a Taliban attack on a U.N.-affiliated compound in Kabul. But they could be children of any country torn by any war.
This Memorial Day, we will gather to honor the bravery of those soldiers who died in battle. There will be parades and speeches and raising of monuments in their honor. But who will speak for the innocent children caught up in the horrors of war?