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Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day

Thanks and praise for America's war dead are all over the blogosphere today. Ironically, I think, the one that I found the most thoughtful and appropriate was these two paragraphs from a 1968 LA Times editorial, noted over at Pundit Nation:

We would suggest that the best remembrance, the greatest tribute, we can pay those who have died in their nation's wars, and those fated to do so, is not simply to institutionalize their sacrifice on one day out of the year. Rather it is to live our own lives as citizens of this Republic, and conduct our affairs as a power in the world, according to the higher goals in whose name these sacrifices are made.

That would be tribute indeed, and surely little enough to ask.