Oh ... Really?

Memorial Day

Funny but last I checked, Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. Nowhere that I checked did I find any connection to boating.

Go figure. But then, consider the source.

My grandpa (USN 1938-1948), my brother (ANG 1995-1996) ... to all that have served, who will serve ... living and not ... to those who support those who serve -

Thank you.

An audio-visual remembrance: Never Forget
A great round-up of Memorial Day links: Jules Crittenden » Memorial Day on the Ground
How to "celebrate" Memorial Day, by a Gold Star father: The Thunder Run: Robert Stokely: Memorial Day - A Day to REMEMBER

We impoverish ourselves by shunting these heroes and their experiences to the back pages of our national consciousness. Their stories are not just boys' adventure tales writ large. They are a kind of moral instruction. They remind of something we've heard many times before but is worth repeating on a wartime Memorial Day when we're uncertain about what we celebrate. We're the land of the free for one reason only: We're also the home of the brave.

Posted by LissaKay on 05/26/07 at 11:46 AM in Our World
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