I lived in an armed conflict area, in 2008/09 and was with soldiers in the field, both guerrilla and state for interviews. They all said similar things:
1. There is always another option before fighting.
2. “We don’t want to be here, we have families back home we’d rather be with them than killing our brothers in humanity.”
BELOW ARE LINKS TWO REMEMBRANCE DAY BLOGS ABOUT THE TENSION JESUS FOLLOWERS FEEL WHEN WE REMEMBER THOSE WHO HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES TO PROTECT THE STATE. WE RESPECT THEIR SACRIFICE, BUT ARE WEARY THAT THE HOLIDAY IS USED BY AUTHORITIES TO SUBTLY TEACH THAT WAR IS NECESSARY.
“It is sad to me the the meaning of Nov. 11th has been lost. It was the date of the Armistice, the end of the fighting in WWI which was originally celebrated.”