Memorial Day Link May 30, 2016Posted by geoff in News.
Though my and my wife’s families have strong traditions of military service, I never really know what to say on Memorial Day: none of our family members have died on active duty, a record which I pray holds true for my son in the Navy. Fortunately, DaveinTX always has a worthy Memorial Day post, so I recommend heading over to Ace’s and reading that.
One thing I haven’t liked about this years’ Memorial Day posts is the “don’t thank me on Memorial Day” breed of posts coming from current and former service members. The notion is that they lived, so Memorial Day isn’t for them. I say balderdash ==> remembering those who live is a complement to remembering those who died. It’s an acknowledgment that, survivor or casualty, they offered their life for their country.
There’s never a bad day to honor the contributions of those in the military, and Memorial Day is a particularly good day for it, fallen or not.