Monday, May 25, 2009
A Day To Give Thanks
North Korea tests its nukes; President Obama plays golf; Dick Cheney gives another interview defending torture; school kids celebrate the last holiday before summer. Memorial Day is here, and most of us celebrate by having a barbecue, shopping, or watching the NBA playoffs on TV. The custom of setting aside a day to remember the nation's war dead started around the time of the Civil War, in the 1860's. Most of us are not grieving for a loved one who sacrificed for their country. The majority of us do not carry that burden. But we should pause to remember those who have died serving our country, and give thanks to those who are currently in uniform.