The TV has tried to tell me to "thank a veteran" this holiday. 'Cos they slept through History and Civics, I guess.
Memorial Day? That's when we thank the veterans -- soldiers, airmen,
sailors, Marines -- who aren't here to thank. The fallen. That's what
this day is for. Pause for a moment, and remember. Place a flag or
flowers on a grave or memorial. Remember them. They served. They
fought. They died. Maybe it wasn't in a war you approved of -- maybe
some of them didn't approve of it either. There's not a darned thing
you can do about it except to remember them.
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