The media, even the funny pages, have Memorial Day tributes to those who have served and, perhaps, fallen for this country. The radio is playing patriotic music. Flags are everywhere, outnumbered only by the “Big Sale” signs.
Sad thoughts interspersed with beach-goers and shoppers and jingoism.
Now consider those (or their sons or daughters or brothers or sisters or fathers or mothers) who were sent into harm’s way and perhaps did not return for unjust or fabricated cause.
Is their sacrifice greater or lesser?
I would argue that it is greater, for they have served with honor those who betrayed their honor.
Persons like to prattle about speaking truth to power.
Mark Memorial Day by resolving to demand truth from power.