The Skeptics

Promoting Peace on Veterans Day

The proclamation that Dwight Eisenhower issued in 1954, turning Armistice Day into Veterans Day, asks us to honor veterans by "reconsecrating ourselves to promoting an enduring peace."

This Veterans Day finds Americans in growing debate about the size and purpose of the defense budget.

Those two facts make this a particularly opportune day to point out that we can both honor veterans and cut military spending by planning for and fighting fewer wars.