Last month during the tenth anniversary of 9/11, I saw signs prominently displayed on the lawns of a few local churches saying “Never Forget”. I wondered who could possibly forget the horror and the immense tragedy of September 11th? Could we possibly forget the nearly 3000 we lost? Can we forget the U.S. was a victim of a terrorist attack? These being religious organizations, however, I wished the signs had said “Forgive”. I worried the signs were code for “Never forget to hate”. Since 9/11, I also see lots of bumper stickers that say “Support Our Troops”. Other than the terrible reception shown some returning Vietnam vets a generation ago, who could possibly not support our troops? Not support the valiant, self-sacrificing young men and women, often with limited options for college or career, those who fight our wars for us? Impossible. I worry the signs are code for “Support the War”. And that’s a different story. Recently during a nationally televised presidential candidate’s debate, a gay soldier was booed by the crowd. Since none of the candidates denounced this unpatriotic display, I sure hope the folks with “Support Our Troops” on their bumpers did so.