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Memorial Day

By Zac Elston

We all take off the weekend and plan our first real crack at enjoying the summer. We get together with friends, have cookouts, and generally relax for a short time before getting back into our daily grind. It got me thinking though, that Memorial Day is about war. We mark our calendars but most of us forget what exactly this day is about. The TV plays war movies with our favorite heroes, the theaters bring out blockbuster movies in preparation for the crowds, and the malls mark off a percentage of their prices. What happened to the war part?

I know, holidays and the like are changing with the time; more commercialization, less thought, more brand, less content. But isn’t the act of war something that should get more then a passing glance from the population and certainly more then a ceremony or two from our government?… Continue reading