Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day 2013: "I Don't Think It's Meaningful to Most People"

The war was a long time ago. I don't think it's meaningful for most people. - David Wharton

The above statement was made in reference to World War I...and by a person trying to save a memorial to those who lost their lives in the Great War. Was he just looking at a fact of life in 2013?

Sadly, the majority of U.S. citizens, and certainly residents who place their allegiance with another country, have never seen the necessity of remembering the past. We don't believe most of our readers fall into this majority. Our readers know the importance of history. It's we who have to preserve the past, while taking care of those who aren't mentally able to understand it. This is no 21st Century phenomenon.

Whether your relative gave his life in the Revolution or in Afghanistan, you're still diminished by the loss. There are very few who have not lost someone in military service, someone who would have changed the course of history had he lived.

We hope everyone remembers them today...


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