This is simple and short. I am asking you all to take time today, July 4th, Independence day to mourn lives lost. Mourn the civilians slaughtered in our senseless wars. Mourn the lives of those we sent over seas. Mourn the loss of lives within our borders taken by police and the so called justice system. Mourn for those who are locked in cages by the United States. Mourn the lives lost in border wars and the war on drugs.
If you celebrate patriotism or not, I ask all of you to find a meaningful way to express grief over all the loss that has been brought by the United States. I ask you to take a few minutes or longer if you feel so inclined to reflect and mourn. Perhaps you can create a new ritual that you practice every year.