Today in the United States we celebrate Memorial Day, when we honor our war dead. All those young men and women who lost their lives in war, fighting for freedom. War is a terrible thing that has been with us since humankind has existed. It reflects a quest for power, ego, and superiority. It does not reflect the qualities that we so often aspire to in our journey in life. It is unfortunate that to stop power, ego, and superiority it requires sacrifice of so many lives cut too short. Today we honor those who who made that sacrifice, protecting us from the worst of our human nature. Remember today "MEMORIAL DAY: HONOR THE SACRIFICE!"