‘It is for this the struggle should be maintained, that we may not lose our birthright… The nation is worth fighting for, to secure such an inestimable jewel.’
The memorial decorations, parades, cookouts, and family time set aside in reverence falls short of recognizing the true loss of life that war brings.
My grandpa was a teenager when he fought in World War II. It took decades—and a conversion to Christianity—to bring him peace from his experiences with war.
This Memorial Day, don’t forget the American women who fought on the home front during World War II, and who ultimately helped defeat fascism.
For soldiers, it only takes one wrong step, one wrong turn, or one blink of an eye to go from Veteran’s Day to Memorial Day.
President Obama’s Memorial Day speech contained a disturbing message about the supposed end of the wars is Iraq and Afghanistan.
It’s perfectly fine to mark Memorial Day with a barbecue. But try not to make that all.
Tattoos and beards and black leather out in the sun, those veterans are all of us. These are our mounted patron saints, America’s own motorcycle gang, the best of who we are.
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