Today is Memorial Day in America. It is the day we set aside to honor all our war dead. From the Revolutionary War on all those people died so that you and I can vote. It’s called democracy. We can (and I often do) question the war; but we should never disrespect the warrior! Nobody cuts their own orders.
Today is Memorial Day in America; the day we set aside each year to remember our war dead. This year it is not that simple and even sadder. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Different Memorial Day
Today is Memorial Day in America; a day we set aside to honor our war dead. Hopefully all Americans will at least pause to think of them. The day has morphed into another holiday for picnics, ballgames and parties. We have a day honoring all veterans who have worn the uniform and served; today is for those who gave their lives to preserve the freedoms we have. I have never worn the uniform and certainly wasn’t called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice but I appreciate that many, in fact too many, did. That took courage and a sacrifice for a cause greater than themselves. What is disappointing me is that, to date at least, too many Democratic politicians appear unwilling to risk their political future to save America. Let’s explore. Continue reading They Died And You Can’t Run
This is admittedly a very different twist on the traditional Memorial Day article. It is more than a bit Pollyannaish and will probably never come to pass; but wouldn’t it be wonderful if it did? Let’s explore. Continue reading The Last Memorial Day
Today is Memorial Day in America. It is a national holiday dedicated to honoring our war dead. The first official Memorial Day was held in 1868 and like much of the legacy of the Civil War it had some ugliness to it. While I’m much more of a dove than a hawk I can admit that sometimes wars are necessary. What worries me is that we could easily be led into an unjustified war for no reason other than to provide the current occupant of the White House with a diversion and chance at unifying the country behind him. Let’s explore. Continue reading My Memorial Day Fear