Let’s remember what Memorial Day is really about, paying homage to our fallen comrades, either on the battlefield and/or our walking wounded, who have returned home…!
|By: dakine01 Monday May 27, 2013 3:47 pm|
So today, please honor the sacrifice made by those who have died during these wars. Do not judge their sacrifices as anything more than men and women serving their country.
|By: TarheelDem Monday May 27, 2013 1:40 pm|
There are several dates for Confederate Memorial Day. The April 26 date celebrates the surrender of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston at Bennett Place near Durham, which effectively ended to war. The May 10 date, the surrender of Jefferson Davis or the death of Stonewall Jackson in 1863. As a Southerner, I cannot help but notice the romantic and sentimental celebration of “Lost” in these memorials of “The Lost Cause”. In contrast to the triumphalistic Northern Memorial Day prior to World War I.
|By: Attaturk Wednesday May 30, 2012 1:30 am|
On Memorial Day, as I learned from one of Bill O’Reilly’s “for kids” books, there is something that occurs but once a year (ok, twice). GI Joe comes from the D.E.W. Line in his magical tank and bestows gifts upon military veterans for their service (“hope you weren’t counting on the ‘Dream Act’ but here’s the gift of PTSD José“). Hey, it’s right there on page 1, 29, or 187, look it up.
|By: CTuttle Monday May 28, 2012 10:00 pm|
|By: brasch Monday May 28, 2012 7:15 pm|
Today is Memorial Day, the last day of the three-day weekend. Veterans and community groups will remember those who died in battle and, as they have done for more than a century, will place small flags on graves.
But, for most of America, Memorial Day is a three-day picnic-filled weekend that heralds the start of Summer, just as Labor Day has become a three-day picnic-filled weekend that laments the end of Summer.
|By: Autumn Sandeen Monday May 28, 2012 1:45 pm|
A plaque in Capitol Park, Sacramento: In Honor Of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, And Transgender Veterans Killed In Action . . . We honor these veterans here.
|By: David Dayen Monday May 28, 2012 12:00 pm|
West Point academics are reportedly debating the value of counter-insurgency. Rethinking counter-insurgency is just long overdue. I never saw it as much more than a make-work program for defense contractors. It was a theory predicated on believing that modern wars take huge commitments over a number of years. It put us into two of the longest wars in our history – three, if you see Vietnamization as an early prototype of COIN – which also happen to be the most tragic and needless.