Friday, November 11, 2011
Veteran's Day and Calvin Gibbs
Today's Veteran's Day, a day on which many good words will be said and many good people honored. But as a veteran myself, I want to remind us that Lt. Calley and Calvin Gibbs were also veterans. Good men and women can do great things; they also can do terrible things; they can also fail to act when terrible things are done (see Paterno, Joe). The presence or absence of a uniform, the taking of an oath to serve the country, none of that affects the human capacity for good or evil. Veterans are human, just like the rest of us.