Tag Archives: Memorial Day

Memorial and monition – Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing

We take this day as personal time, hopefully as a time of reflection and gratitude but in any case as a day that exists as an exemplar of freedom, bought and paid for, like all freedoms, with blood and sacrifice. … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2016 – Recognition and Thanks

Memorial Day, as has been noted before, is the unofficial start of summer, a pre-solstice revelry of warm weather and outdoor fun. For many of us, myself thoroughly included, it’s a long-anticipated 3-day weekend, a barbecue bacchanalia, a day to … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2015

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Memorial Day 2014 – Recognition and Thanks

Memorial Day. It’s the unofficial start of summer, a pre-solstice revelry of warm weather and outdoor fun. For many of us, myself thoroughly included, it’s a long-anticipated 3-day weekend, a barbecue bacchanalia, a day to relax and unwind. But we … Continue reading

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Freddie Stowers, U.S. Army

Quoting from this blog, Memorial Day 2011: “In the annals of the U.S. military there is no shortage of heroes. We can and should honor them all. But to humanize that process, to put a face on it, I suggest … Continue reading

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Happy Memorial Day, and thanks to service members everywhere

We’ve started a tradition, over the last couple years, of dedicating this space on Memorial Day and Veterans Day, to service people in general – and in particular to a single soldier, sailor or airman, as a way of sharing … Continue reading

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Culture on Memorial Day

This purports to be a cultural deconstruction thing. An art/film/literature fanboy thing. Kind of thing that’s frivolous around the time of somber memorial holidays. Maybe. Or maybe the line twixt culture, and the service-people sworn to protect that culture, isn’t … Continue reading

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Charles J. Berry, USMC

Cpl. Charles J. Berry of Lorain Ohio served with the First Battalion, Fifth Marine Division. He gave his life on March 3, 1945, on Iwo Jima. During a Japanese infiltration attack he diligently and expertly manned a machine gun emplacement, … Continue reading

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