Meaning and War
As a girl, Jenny begged Grandpa for adventure stories about when he was a real live soldier in World War II, but he never wanted talk about it.
Eventually he told that war ain't like the movies-- you have a gun, you run forward, the enemy shoots you, or maybe you get scared and run away, and your own men shoot you, for being a coward.
Jenny didn't really get it though, until one day, years later at the Memorial Day Parade, her little son squeezed her hand and announced that when he grew up he was going to be a soldier.
As a mother, Grandpa's words finally made sense, and she saw the senselessness.