The good and the bad from this years Memorial Day
This year I spent Memorial Day in scenic and historic Plymouth Rock. I went to cover a parade, but ended up marching in it, and actually speaking at the Memorial service there afterwards. I spent some time with warriors from every generation, and even with some of our Canadian brothers from the Royal Canadian Legion who come down to march in that parade.
Meanwhile, this sort of thing played out across the entire US, as PBS' Judy Woodruff reported:
But there is still a huge divide among those who honor military service and those who do not. I can't imagine that there was anything like this during WWII, when a significantly more sizeable percent of Americans fought in our wars. Over at Twitchy, the folks there located almost a hundred people who hate the military, and use VERY STRONG LANGUAGE on Twitter to tell us how much they hate those of us who served. (A serious language warning on that one.)
Meanwhile, in Georgia, this happened:
But for my part, I honor and cherish the men I served with who didn't make it back. And I'm sure everyone reading this feels the same way.