Friday, May 26, 2006

"Memorial Day Weekend"... upon us.

May I humbly suggest that, before firing up the grill, packing up for the beach, and in general getting ready to enjoy our extra day off...

Warning! Parenthetical comment ahead!

(Memorial Day used to be celebrated on May a day of memorial. As a day to remember those who gave their lives to allow us to take a day off, sip beer and/or chablis, and, in many cases, trash the country they died for.)

...we take a moment to remember.

Some "memory jogs":

Kathlena Peebles 1996 Memorial Day Essay


Dennis Prager's Letter to a Soldier in Iraq