Memorial Day Open Thread [5.26.14]

Filed in Open Thread by on May 26, 2014

Hope all of you are enjoying this Memorial Day and are giving some thought to the purpose of the day.

President Barack Obama lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. President Obama is leading the nation in remembering its war heroes, the fallen and those still defending the flag, in a Memorial Day tribute.

Via The Obama Diary

From Susie Madrak over at Crooks and Liars, her yearly rerun of her Memorial Day meditation, For Each Death, A Hole In The World:

Soldiers are not chunks of identical clay; each of them has a story, their own reasons for being caught in a war.

Just go over there and read the whole thing.

On Facebook, the Hagley Museum has posted some interesting pictures showing old Memorial Day events in Delaware:

What interests you today?


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  1. Andy says:

    Attended Memorial Day services in Felton put on by the Adams Simpler Ware Post 6009 Veterans of Foreign Wars. Was a very moving ceremony with a lot of involvement from the community