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This weekend, I’m thinking about people who served our country in the military. And especially about the sacrifices of those who came back from combat with physical and emotional injuries — and how little the country does for them or their families after their service.

And I can’t help thinking at the same time how much I wish humanity had evolved to the point of solving conflicts in some other way than combat.

When I was a teen, I was friendly with the family of Charles Lawrence, who was head of the US branch of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, and I learned this Ed McCurdy peace song from them. I still sing it.

Last night I had the strangest dream
I never dreamed before.
I dreamed the world had all agreed
To put an end to war.
I dreamed I saw a mighty room
And the room was filled with men.
And the paper they were signing said
They’d never fight again.
And when the papers all were signed
And a million copies made,
They all joined hands end bowed their heads
And a grateful prayer was prayed.
And the people in the streets below
Were dancing round and round,
And the swords and guns and uniforms
Were scattered on the ground.
Last night I had the strangest dream
I never dreamed before.
I dreamed the world had all agreed
To put an end to war.

(Lyrics © T.R.O. Inc.) There are several versions on YouTube. I kind of liked this creaky one by Johnny Cash.

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