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Memorial Day remembered

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Memorial Day remembered

Arlington National Cemetery. Source: Wikipedia

Arlington National Cemetery. Source: Wikipedia

This weekend my good friends Todd and Rachel South visited Decatur. Both are military veterans. Todd served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the invasion of Iraq.

Todd is also one of the hardest-working writers I’ve ever known. He wrote this amazing article about the history of Memorial Day, often confused with Veterans Day.

It began with those bodies, those thousands of bodies strewn across backyard battlefields in states whose men fought and died and whose women wailed, unable to make sense of it all.

Read the full piece here.

It’s a gorgeous day. While you’re out enjoying it, please remember that people literally sacrificed their lives to keep this country free. We are a fortunate nation. We should be a grateful one, too.

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