So, almost two years ago I posted something about an experience I had flying across the country in a plane that carried the dead body of a soldier from Iraq. I had only recently begun writing the blog and had very few readers. I knew it was going to be a controversial post but I was unafraid to post it because honoring dead soldiers or honoring soldiers at all, to me, is a conflict. It's not a conflict for me to honor a person who has done great things, and I'm certain that many, many soldiers have done great things. I have to say, though, that I have always, always felt uncomfortable singling out soldiers as somehow worthy of honor just because they're soldiers. I know this is a messy thing and perhaps with this post I'll really offend someone given the numbers of readers that I have now. Today, ironically, I got a comment from that old post and it stirred me up, helped me to want to clarify my own feelings. If you're at all interested, you can read the post HERE.
This is the comment that I got today from someone named BCC: