Today is a holiday here where we remember those who sacrificed their lives protecting our way of life and freedom. Buddhism teaches us to love our foes as we love our friends. In the last century alone we have had 2 world wars, the Korean conflict, regional wars around the world, the Cold War, and border disputes too numerous to count. Now we have terrorist groups that do not know national boundaries but are united by religious, ethnic or other considerations. Yet we are all brothers and sisters sharing a small planet in a small galaxy in a huge universe. That we fight amongst ourselves over smaller parts of land just shows how small minded we can be at times. We are born and die like all sentient beings. Consider how much further we would have advanced if violence had not destroyed the Library at Alexandria, or had to suffer the Dark Ages. Ghandi showed us that violence can be stopped by peace. In our daily life, if we can forgive, forget and not seek retribution, perhaps our society will start to do the same.