Tag Archives: Memorial Day

Faded and cracked

They are all similar – old, cracked and sometimes faded; the newer ones in washed out color.  There is a commonality to them that may not be readily apparent.  They are photos of young American men and women in uniform. … Continue reading

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Arlington

I have been to Arlington many, many times and it never fails to move me. The first time I visited this hallowed place was as a senior in high school.  It is amazing to me all these years later the … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Long Ago

When I was young, more than anything else, the holidays we celebrated together demonstrated and defined our sense of community. Each holiday had its own special rituals and observances. I first became aware of this one Memorial Day. In those … Continue reading

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