Memorial Day

Thoughts on Memorial Day. Have a good day!

The Finicky Cynic

Hello, all.

In honor of today, I want to talk about the subject of Memorial Day. Okay, granted, it’s not a cheerful subject, but it’s still noteworthy to talk about.

Every year, on the last Monday of May, the United States honors its military men and women who have died in service. It is not to be confused with Veterans Day in November, which gives thanks to those who have survived and are now, evidently, veterans.

As a child, I had a vague understanding about Memorial Day: all I knew about it was that we wrote letters at school to families who have lost loved ones and had a day off for observance. I always looked forward to the three-day weekends from school, using that extra day to catch up on school work or just goof off. I never really comprehended just how important the holiday was to some people, because I didn’t…

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