Very diplomatically put, Harry, and a good point about supporting the troops not necessarily supporting the policy. Even though I disagree with your viewpoint on the conflict, I agree that too many people are using "support the troops" as "support the war" when not everyone feels that way. That's dangerous, as it can lead to people equating the troops with the war and thus treating them shamefully, as happened in Vietnam.
I also disagree that this tribute was a "canonization" of the present conflict. While it contained many images from today, it also contained many images from past wars and emphasized that as our servicemen and women have been there to serve their country throughout the years, we should be there for them.
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