Posts Tagged ‘ end violence ’

JUST FOR SUNDAY: 12/16/12

Dec 16th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Most American towns, that were of any size during the Second World War, offered mostly young men in the service of the country. Those towns and cities now have monuments and statues commemorating their contribution to fighting and sometimes dying in that war. Towns and cities in America honor the brave men and women who fight and die to preserve our freedom.

Parks and special commemorations mark the many who served and those who died. Our time seems to be scarred, however, with a new phenomenon. Will special markers be placed at those spots where our own have killed our own? This is no proud achievement, like those of earlier times. This is a form of insanity, disturbance, a heaviness on the land that we surely do not wish to celebrate. It



Seniors: Our Democracy is at Stake

Jan 10th, 2011 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Senior Citizen Journal extends its deepest sympathy to the families of the victims of the January 8, 2011 tragedy in Tucson; we send special thoughts and prayers to Representative Gabrielle Giffords, who at posting time is still in critical condition, gravely ill following a gunshot wound through her beautiful brain.

We’ve said a lot about political rhetoric and vitriolic language over the past two and a half years. So this will be nothing new to our faithful readers. But perhaps it will open eyes and hearts for those who do not read us daily.

Disagreement does not mean there are good guys and bad guys; it simply means two people/groups disagree about something, about which they might feel strongly, but about which they MUST agree to disagree if