Listening to NPR Radio two days ago my ears perked up when I heard someone say that in England in the House of Parliament each week they read out the names of those that they have been lost in the war that week. What a great reminder for all those representatives to stop and ponder the sacrifices their troops had made for them and their country.
So I sat down and wrote our Senators, Sessions and Shelby this same letter:
"Dear Mr. Sessions (Shelby) : Two days ago on NPR they told of how inEngland that the Parilament each week calls out the names of those who have died in the war from England.
I have thought this would be a great practice to begin in the Senate. What would be more important than reminding those that serve us of those that have given their lives for all of us?
I know you have been greatly interested in military matters and I would appreciate some consideration on this issue. I also think it would be appropriate for the Senate to send a letter to every family of those whose name have been read."
Maybe you would like to write your Congressman or Senator if you think this is a good idea.
When we began not long ago to show the caskets of those that came home--I think it has been a good thing for us to see such sad events that touch us all.
As the play said: "Attention must be paid...attention must be paid."