Cynical Synapse

Mon, 25 May 2009

Honor Our Fallen Comrades

Filed under: Heroes, holidays, Life, Patriotism, People, Politics — cynicalsynapse @ 12:42 am

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To many, the Memorial Day holiday weekend marks the beginning of the summer season. Some people forget the historical significance, which should be all the more important to us as a country entering the 8th year of the “overseas contingency operations”, formerly known as the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT).

As some may know, I’m a Michigan Army National Guardsman. I know people who have been killed in the Global War on Terror. Although I didn’t know him, one Guardsman is from the city I live in. We must remember those who are willing to give the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy today. Their service is not political, regardless of your views on the current conflict.

Military graves

Many people are unaware of the background of Memorial Day. Here are 10 things to know about Memorial Day.

Update: This video sums it all up.

HT: Gateway Pundit via theblogprof.

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2 Comments

  1. Thanks for reminding people of this.

    For the record, I happen to someone who opposed the invasion of Iraq, not because I oppose all war, but b/c I believed the case against Saddam was too thin and b/c it seemed the long-standing cultural and ethnic divisions in Iraq would make it extremely unlikely that US forces would be greeted like liberators as the administration claimed at the time.

    That said, for me, that never translated into opposing the men and women currently fighting, rebuilding and dying in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Comment by stacyx — Sat, 30 May 2009 @ 6:28 pm

  2. […] Our soldiers today are treated like royalty by the public compared to the way they were during the Vietnam War. However, we still do not give them their just due. And one guy points that out to us. Cynical Synapse has posted his comments on how Army Private William Long’s murder “deserved only a ‘page 5′ mention”, when he should have been on page 1 of every newspaper of America. Private Long, you will recall (hopefully), was murdered by a domestic born terrorist. CS compares the attention Private Long’s murder received to the attention that Dr. George Tiller’s murder received. Obviously, I completely agree with CS that both deserve front page coverage. Since they both deserve the respect of close attention and wide-spread coverage, one has to ask why we felt Private Long was worthy of only page 5. If you don’t think he deserved better than that, maybe you should watch the video on another one of CS’s post. […]

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