Remember What Is Conflict on Memorial Day

Posted By on May 20th

You don’t have to believe in war to honor warriors.

What is Conflict

What is conflict? Conflict can be defined as a state of open, prolonged fighting. Conflict is inevitable. Conflict is all around us.

Although my goal is to help people manage conflict, it is not always possible. In some situations, there are winners and there are losers. Some conflicts are so large and horrific, that the losers die.

This Memorial Day, rather than ignore that conflict exists, take a moment, an hour, the day, to remember a fallen or wounded warrior. Remember a loved one or a stranger that has been the victim of conflict.

Memorial Day was established to pay respect to individuals who have died in wars or in the service of their country. In my mind, that includes victims of terrorists and victims of random shootings. Victims at Sandy Hook and victims at the Boston Marathon.

Consider doing these things on Memorial Day:

  • Visit a gravesite
  • Attend a ceremony or service
  • Attend a parade
  • Display the flag of the USA
  • Read prayers, poems, and sing songs
  • Explain to your children the meaning of Memorial Day
  • Visit with a war veteran
  • Visit a monument

Do you help need help understanding “what is conflict” or managing conflict? Call me toll free at (877) 687-1392 or locally at (239) 210-7516. Your initial consultation is free!

About the author

Keith Grossman helps individuals and businesses negotiate and manage conflict more comfortably. Keith is a Collaborative Attorney, a Family and Circuit Civil mediator certified by the Supreme Court of Florida, an Arbitrator qualified by the Florida Supreme Court, and an educator. Keith frequently lectures and facilitates training programs, works with individuals one-on-one, and writes articles on conflict management and negotiation topics. His e-workbooks, “What Is A Peace Chest?” and “How Do You Build A Peace Chest?“ are now available on Kindle.


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