Our family is total anti war pacifist. But at the same time we realize that it is possible to to have respect for those who lost their lives without glorifying war.
To argue against the concept of war is not to say that no good comes of it or that all those involved are complicit in every atrocity. In addition, many of the those involved on both sides were conscripts. No choice.
War is the lazy way to expedite a political or financial agenda. It is always a failure of mankind when it comes to war. To allow ourselves to embrace our animalistic and instinctual tendency for aggression is unacceptable. We have the ability to find alternative solutions. WW1 & WW2 cannot be an eternal justification for armed conflict simply because "our side" "won". The loser every time in war is the common man. We are the ones who's lives are on the line. The financiers, the politicians, the generals, they risk nothing but their reputation.
I will never allow my children to fight imperialistic wars on foreign soil. I would fight to the death to defend them on my doorstep, however.
No army should be allowed to fight on foreign soil.