Remembering is something we often forget to do.
It usually takes a holiday like today, Memorial Day, or life events like births, weddings, and deaths for us to slow down and remember.
While each of us is here on this planet to make something of himself or herself, part of that process is remembering others.
Certainly, it's important to remember the millions who have died in wars to keep our way of life alive. I've been lucky because all of my family members and friends who went to war in the last century and this one have also come home.
Those who did come home, though, make sacrifices of their own every day by living with the memories of war's atrocities. (For a compelling view of what this really means, read The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien).
Will the need to have a day for remembering those who sacrificed their lives ever go away? Even some of the most hopeful science fiction I have read or watched always has a war in it somewhere. John Lennon dared imagine a world free from war. And now he's gone too.