- A great collection of soldiers' stories from Peter Collier.
- Ann Althouse recalls her veteran parents (they met in peacetime, but the connection is indelibly written in her memory).
- Jules Crittenden scans the Web for us and offers highlights.
- And it's now been replaced with an actual post, but for part of today, James Lileks' Bleat pretty much summed things up: ALL GAVE SOME. SOME GAVE ALL.
Monday, May 28, 2007
The Real Reason We Have the Day Off Today
If we're not careful, it's easy to forget why today is a holiday (hint: it's not just "the beginning of summer" or "the day the pools open"). Even though Dad is a veteran, he served in peacetime, so his only "war wound" is the scar from when he split his thumb open playing softball in the Army. Since I don't have any eloquent personal experiences to relate, I'll let others do the talking: