Bet you didn’t know it was called Decoration Day for close to a 100 years before it was a national holiday (1971), but the government gave the unions and working folks a day off on Monday, so as to keep them at the beach, full of beer, instead of in church. But Decoration Day was always on Sunday.
Because the 9/11 wars aren’t over, we don’t yet have a name for their war, or a national monument for their dead or their service, but I think they’re finding ways to remember.So should we.
Remember, in all the world’s history, the only men who ever gave up their lives for total strangers were Americans.
That is the American beat, and it still goes on.