On this day for remembering the courage of our young warriors let us also, for their sakes, remember the futility of war. Let us remember the suffering we have inflicted upon young soldiers from other lands who are so much like our own young patriots. Let us remember that the only sin of soldiers from either side of war is to have believed the lies of their own nation.


This reading of Mark Twain’s “War Prayer” takes just over 6 minutes.