This is a Reblog from last Memorial Day. Service to this country comes in all shapes and sizes. We were given the freedoms to participate and make a difference here at home, due to those who fought before us. We should honor these sacrifices, not just on one day that has been set aside, but in our daily lives. Exercise your freedoms with the respect & dignity they deserve.
I came across this amazing story 3 years ago and believe it should shared yet again. These men and their non-violent sacrifices should be recognized for their service at a time of war and their lifetime commitment to continue that service right here at home.
With Memorial Day approaching I would like give a well deserved nod to a group of very brave men. We rarely hear about this peaceful group, especially on holidays that memorialize war heroes, but they are heroes too. The Conscientious Objectors or CO’s as they were better known, provided services that were not combative. Non-combative rolls served this country long after the dust of the war had settled.
In my personal search for “something more” I began attending a Quaker Meeting in my area. After years of attending regularly I proudly made it official and became a Quaker. It was among this group where I first…
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