It's once again Memorial Day, and for many people, it's a day of mixed emotions. Too often, the purpose of Memorial Day, which is to honor fallen warriors, is overshadowed by political posturing and debate. Regardless of how you feel about it, one cannot avoid the fact that there are thousands of Pagans serving in the military today, and there are many of those who have died in service to their country. This year in San Francisco
, the Pagan Alliance and Order of the Pentacle assembled to "remember our Pagan Brothers and Sisters who who gave their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan." They also dedicated a pentacle in honor of Sgt. Jason A. Schumann
, a Pagan who was killed two years ago in Iraq.
Please take a moment to remember all of those -- Pagan and otherwise -- who have given their lives in service to their country. For those of you who still serve, we honor you, and hope that you remain safe.
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