Monday, May 31, 2010
to remember is to work for peace
we spend a disproportionate amount of time in the united states celebrating our violent heroes - those who have given their lives with a weapon in their hands. but what about those who have died serving peacefully?
this image was taken in hebron, the largest city in the west bank. i took this photo on our visit in 2007. it shows a christian peacemaker team volunteer, as well as a tree that was planted in honor of tom fox, the cpt activist who died in duty in 2006. you can learn more about christian peacemaker teams and how they serve nonviolently at their website.
today is memorial day. i hope you can take some time to remember all of our fallen heroes.