In just a few moments, it will be, in the heart of America, 11:11 am on 11/11 and many people will bow their heads in remembrance of all who have given their lives or their limbs in military service to the United States, as they should.
As with all things, there is another side to our pursuit of freedom and justice and the American Way. That other side is the side represented by those who have, war after war, shown up to say "There's got to be another way". Many of them lost lives, homes, reputations for doing so.
One prominent person in this arena was the first woman elected to Congress, Jeannette Rankin. Although we are highlighting her here, there are millions of unrecognized "peacniks" who have done and continue to do the work of changing the heart of the biggest arms dealer on the planet and, as a co-founding member of DuPage Against War Now with Kathy Slovick, I, salute them all.
Amy Rohrer, ED, DPDC
December 8, 1941