Memorial Day

Unitarian Universalists are a diverse bunch with different beliefs, but we generally hold to the idea that nobody wins in the waging of war. Nonetheless, many of us have served, are serving, or know someone who served. Some of us loved someone who lost their lives in service. On Memorial Day, the United States honors those who made this ultimate sacrifice.

How do we hold such a loss and honor those who served without valorizing war or getting drunk on nationalism? This Sunday, let us explore this question.  May we be a people loudly and proudly decrying war as any means to any ends, even as we honor those lives lost and hold in love those who mourn.