Grace

Closure is a myth so, no to a Marcos Burial at LNMB

There is no such thing as closure. 
Closure is a myth. The objective of the grief journey is to find a way to reconcile the loss into your life, and only then can you begin to live your new normal. 
Reconciliation begins with honoring pain, by listening to it, acknowledging it, and leaning in to it. The impact of a tragic loss reverberates through many generations. It often manifests through illnesses — both mental, and physical. The effects of a traumatic death transcends many generations. 
If the government is truly serious about healing the nation then it must begin with honoring the pain of the thousands who were incarcerated, those who were raped, tortured, and died during the dark days of martial law. You don’t do that by burying a man of dubious honor into sacred ground meant for heroes. When you do that, you trample on, and desecrate the memory of all who died through that horrific period in time. 
Closure is a myth. Moving on, getting over are useless phrases. People died. Those who survived are forever changed by the losses they experienced. Some have managed to heal themselves but many others continue to live with the scars from that period. You open those wounds again, and in the process, re-traumatize people when you dishonor the memory of those who gave up their lives so that we could all live in freedom. 

Heroes

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