I appreciate the bravery and sacrifice of our soldiers. For that very reason I hate war.

After today’s parades are over, 63,000 veterans will spend the night without a home. Almost a million veterans have been diagnosed with a mental disorder since 2,000. It is estimated that 22 veterans take their lives every day. If you love a veteran, isn’t it time to face the fact that there is something terribly wrong? How long can we stand by silently by while our leaders send brave men and women off to fight questionable wars and then, when the war is over, throw them away?

And are soldiers any less brave because they were born on the other side of a border? Are they less worthy of honor if they believe the lies of some foreign leader rather than the lies of our own?