Monday, May 31, 2004

Memorial Day

The Monkette2B and I went to the closest National Cemetary today to honor the servicemen and -women who did so much for so many and asked for so little.

It is a humbling experience. The men and women buried in our National Cemetaries (there are 119 maintained by the US Department of Veterans Affairs and the list is available online) gave of themselves more than has ever been asked of me or the vast majority of my generation. True heroes don't seek heroism, but instead perform their duty to the best of their ability with courage, integrity and determination. It is our duty to remember them, and honor them as their service honored this country and the generations that live in freedom that they provided and defended.

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