Musings for Veteran’s Day

When my oldest child was 6 years old or so,

she asked, “why do people fight in wars?”

I still don’t know how to answer a child….or myself, for that matter.
The costs in human lives are unthinkable.
So many people lose their lives fighting in wars;
others spend time waiting for loved ones to come home from war;
innocent bystanders are killed in war;
soldiers and civilians alike are scarred for life, both physically and emotionally.
Despite my own questions about the “whys” of war…
I give honor today to my Dad, who served in World War II,
to my nephews and niece who have served and are serving our country now.
And for my social media friends around the globe…..
may our on-line community contribute to a more peaceful world.