I am not sure how I learned this from my veteran father. Perhaps it was as much by his silence and pain from his experiences as a medic in World War II as part of Patton's forces. I do know it was strongly imprinted somehow or another that the world would be a better place if we didn't have to keep making soldiers go to war.
For my Monday quote today, then, in honor of "Red" and all veterans, here is one from another vet, the late General Omar Bradley:
The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war that we know about peace, more about killing that we know about living.
--General Omar Bradley