By Howard Zuses, Olney Gazette (Letter to the Editor)

The recent remembrances of the sacrifices of a generation that have surrounded the 50th anniversary of D-Day, while heartfelt and genuine, have neglected some true heroes of that time. There were those who as a matter of conscience chose unpopular roles as non- combatants and non-participants. It would seem that, considering the continuing conflict in the world over the past 50 years and the level of violence in the world today, the solution of taking up arms as a means of securing peace and justice has not achieved that end.

Perhaps it is time to look to the lessons of those heroes of 50 years ago and give their suggestions of non-violent conflict resolution the commitment that will make this world one where peace and freedom truly exist worldwide.