Thursday, January 27, 2011
In researching our family history, I found that the generation that was born and came of age in the second half of the 1800's paid a terrible price for living by the sword. That sword cut a gaping hole in almost every family including ours. Brothers fought against brothers, children became orphans, and mothers wept.
What did we learn? Was it worth it all? People were freed, the union was preserved, the living rebuilt their lives.
Now we remember the fallen and contemplate the consequences of war. We can look back and learn. There must be a little glory in that.