Wars happen because politicians everywhere fail to do their jobs properly. We failed to choose better leaders.
Many young people enlist in the armed services because they have no other prospects. We failed to give them opportunities.
Too many veterans who did great service for the rest of us are living in despair after having been abandoned by leadership that brought them home broken and crippled. We failed to keep promises that were made to them.
Parades and statues aren’t enough.