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Honoring Soldier Aaron Bushnell’s Noble Humanitarian Sacrifice on February 25th

Attleboro, Massachusetts Mar 30, 2024 ( – An Active-Duty soldier, Aaron Bushnell has committed a remarkable yet disturbing act of setting himself on fire in protest and request for peace in Palestine. This young man has witnessed the contrast between ideal and reality and could not take it anymore until he decided to put an end to it by sacrificing his own life. At 13:00 on February 25, he walked to the Israeli Embassy in Northwest Washington and set himself on fire with an unbridled hope for bringing peace to humans.

Aaron Bushnell grew up in a secluded Christian community in Orleans, Massachusetts and soon he joined the U.S. Air Force in May 2020 with a greater for his country. However, the naked reality of the U.S. government where he had to follow orders against humanity, tore him apart from the inside. The young soldier was wearing his military suit and yelled, ‘Free Palestine’ before committing the act.

This incident of self-immolation marks the violence of war, the current situation of the Israel-Hamas war where thousands of innocent are killed. The US Government showed its active support for Israel and Aaron is one of those millions of soldiers who have to obey orders, going beyond humanity that their hearts. Let’s honor Soldier Bushnell’s noble humanitarian sacrifice for peace on February 25th as Aaron Bushnell Day.

Aaron’s spirit affects the world Pastor Hur, who has served as a military pastor in Washington state for 15 years, and his church also prayed for peace in Israel, affirmed Aaron’s sacrifice for peace, and suggested that February 25 be designated as Aaron’s Day.

On March 23, 2024 Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, and president of the U.S. Conference of Bishops (USCCB), and Bishop A. Elias Zaidan of the Maronite Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon, the chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on International Justice and Peace call on the faithful to renew their prayers during Holy Week for an end to the Israel-Hamas war.

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